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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 23

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 23

Sunday, August 23, 2020, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 23
A truck driver works with traffic police officers in Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam, August 22, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Here are today’s leading news stories:

Politics

-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will attend the third Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Summit, which is due to be held online on Monday, at the invitation of his Laotian counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith.

Society

-- Vietnam did not record any new case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday morning. The country’s tally remains at 1,014, with 563 having recovered.

-- A 93-year-old woman in the central city of Da Nang became the country’s 26th coronavirus-related death on Saturday. The patient had a history of heart failure, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, kidney failure, and dementia.

-- Two young brothers, a five-year-old and a two-year-old, drowned in a lake while their mother was taking a nap in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on Saturday afternoon, police confirmed on the same day.

-- Traffic police in Ho Chi Minh City have booked 9,355 drivers for drunk-driving and 83 others for driving under the influence of drugs in the first three weeks of a national campaign aimed at curbing such traffic violations.

-- Police in the northern province of Bac Ninh have arrested two suspects who allegedly kidnapped a two-year-old boy. The boy went missing while playing with his father at a local park on Friday afternoon and was found by officers on Saturday evening.

Business

-- Vietnam’s exports continued to recover in the first half of August as the country has recorded a US$10 billion trade surplus so far this year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

-- The People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City has asked for the government’s support for its scheme to make the city a regional and international financial hub by adding the plan to the national socio-economic development strategy in the 2021-30 period, with a vision for 2045.

World News

-- Over 23.3 million people have caught COVID-19 while more than 807,700 have died of the disease around the world, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Health. Approximately 15.8 million have recovered from the virus.

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