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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 9

Sunday, August 09, 2020, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 9
Students in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam are pictured before taking their literature test, part of the national high school exam, on August 9, 2020. Photo: Phuoc Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Here are today’s leading news stories:

Politics

-- The 47th meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee will take place at the NA Building in Hanoi from August 10 to 12 under the chair of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Society

-- Vietnam recorded two new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday morning, including a 33-year-old woman in northern Bac Giang Province and 63-year-old man in Hanoi. The country’s tally is at 812, with 395 having recovered and 10 fatalities.

-- The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in central Da Nang City has ordered local authorities to perform coronavirus tests on all patients who had been discharged from Da Nang Hospital, Vietnam's largest cluster, from July 15 to 26.

-- The Da Nang Labor Federation said on Saturday that financial support worth VND1 billion (US$43,000) will be handed to approximately 1,000 laborers who face difficulties due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

-- Police in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday summoned a 31-year-old who was caught on CCTV engaging in a violent confrontation with a security guard of a local apartment building on Friday.

Education

-- More than 870,000 students began their national high school exam across Vietnam on Sunday morning. They are scheduled to take their literature and math tests on Sunday.

Sports

-- The three-year-old sons of Vietnamese gymnast brothers Giang Quoc Co and Giang Quoc Nghiep on Saturday established a Vietnam record of being the youngest pair of brothers to perform a handstand on their fathers' arms.

World News

-- Over 19.7 million people have caught COVID-19 while more than 12.7 million have recovered from the disease, according to the Ministry of Health's statistics. More than 728,700 people have lost their lives to the pathogen. 

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