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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 3

Friday, July 03, 2020, 08:15 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 3
Workers handle sausages at a food company in Vietnam. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

What you need to know today in Vietnam:

Politics

-- China’s military drills in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago have violated Vietnam’s sovereignty and gone against the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Vietnam Sea (DOC), Le Thi Thu Hang, spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affars, said on Thursday.

Society

-- The Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee has asked the Vietnam Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security to allow 437 foreigners who are investors, experts, managers, and skilled workers to enter the city from abroad. They are working for 100 agencies and enterprises in Ho Chi Minh City.

-- The Ho Chi Minh City People's Court on Thursday sentenced a Taiwanese to death for trafficking over 316kg of heroin from the southern province of Binh Duong to the city last year.

-- Vietnamese authorities have managed to take a Ukrainian seaman suffering acute pancreatitis aboard a ship en route to Malaysia from China to the shore for emergency care.

Business

-- Vietjet has cooperated with Facebook in boosting Vietnam's tourism and offered 50 percent discounts on ticket prices from Thursday to Saturday on its website and smartphone app.

-- The disbursement of public investment capital should be one of the criteria to measure public governance, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said during a teleconference between the central government and local authorities on Thursday.

Sports

-- Manchester City hammered new Premier League champions Liverpool 4-0 at the Etihad stadium on Thursday.

World News

-- The coronavirus has infected almost 11 million people and killed nearly 524,000 patients around the world as of Friday, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health's statistics. Over 6.1 million people have been cleared of the virus.

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