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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – June 26

Friday, June 26, 2020, 08:41 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – June 26
A person is seen being handcuffed beside drugs in this photo supplied by Ho Chi Minh City police officers.

What you need to know today in Vietnam:

Society

-- Ho Chi Minh City authorities have quarantined 16 people who had been in close contact with a person testing positive for the bacteria that cause diphtheria, according to Lieutenant Colonel Phan Ba Hieu, in charge of the ward of infectious diseases at Military Hospital 175, managed by the Ministry of National Defense.

-- Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, with confirmed infections standing at 352 and zero deaths, the Ministry of Health said.

-- Ho Chi Minh City police officers said on Thursday they had arrested 12 people after busting a drug ring that transacted 86 kilograms of drugs.

-- The Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday that Hanoi police had arrested four people for making, storing, and spreading information that subverts the Vietnamese state.

Business

-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade has proposed that the municipal People's Committee reduce or waive rent for stall operators at local markets post-COVID-19.

-- Vietnamese lender Eximbank on Thursday accepted its board chairman's resignation and appointed Yasuhiro Saitoh, a Japanese national, as his replacement.  

Education

-- Vietnam launched an English speaking contest, with a focus on 'a new normal' after COVID-19, this week in an attempt to improve the youth's command of the language. The contest will last from June 23 to July 15.

Sports

-- Liverpool became the champions of the Premier League on Thursday after Chelsea defeated second-placed Manchester City 2-1 at home, Reuters reported.

World News

-- The coronavirus has sickened more than 9.7 million people and claimed over 491,000 lives around the globe. Around 5.2 million patients have beaten the disease.

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