What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- Vietnam has gone 42 days without community transmission of COVID-19 and with 59 imported cases, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- Vietnam will keep closing its borders to foreign visitors to prevent coronavirus spread, the National Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said at a meeting on Thursday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health has required local hospitals to check foreign patients' history of entry into Vietnam and their certificate of mandatory-quarantine completion before providing medical services to them.
-- Hanoi police said on Thursday that they had cooperated with officers from the Ministry of Public Security in busting an online gambling ring that hosted transactions worth a massive VND64 trillion (US$2.8 billion) in total.
-- Vietnam has for the first time allowed the official importation of live pigs in a bid to bring down domestic pork prices, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development document.
-- Da Nang has just approved the building of a museum at a cost of VND504 billion ($21.8 million) while a VND400 billion ($17.3 million) will be constructed in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long, dedicated to regional agriculture.
-- Ho Chi Minh City FC will sell 10,000 tickets to their National Cup match against SHB Da Nang at Thong Nhat Stadium on Saturday. The tickets fetch VND150,000, VND100,000, VND70,000, and VND50,000.
-- COVID-19 has sickened over 5.9 million people and claimed more than 2.9 million lives around the world, according to the Ministry of Health's statistics. Almost 2.6 million patients have beaten the disease.
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