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— Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Thursday morning reached 1,059 with 890 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
— Police in Hanoi are investigating a case in which two people died on the spot after they fell from a high-rise condominium in Ba Dinh District on Wednesday night.
— The costs to operate a flight to repatriate Vietnamese citizens stranded in other countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic can amount to VND10 billion (US$433,600), national flag carrier Vietnam said on its website on Wednesday.
— Police in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cu Chi District are investigating a case in which a newborn was found dead in a trash bin on No. 437 Street on Wednesday.
— The amount of synthetic drugs seized in Ho Chi Minh City has been growing at the rate of more than 100 percent yearly on average during the past five years, with 1.42 metric tons of synthetic drugs and 339 kilograms of heroin being impounded in 2019, deputy director of the municipal Police Department Dinh Thanh Nhan said at Wednesday's conference on enhancing the effectiveness of drug prevention and control.
— Police in the southern province of Long An on Wednesday said they had seized 248,000 medical gloves of unknown origin from a medical supplies manufacturing company in Long Hau Industrial Zone in Can Giuoc District.
— A farm breeding thousands of pigs in the north-central province of Nghe An has been fined VND320 million ($13,900) and ordered to cease operations for 7.5 months for causing pollution, local authorities said on Wednesday.
— Police in the Central Highlands city of Buon Ma Thuot have issued a decision to charge Hoang Minh Trien, 59, who captured and raised more than 100 rare turtles at home, for violating regulations on endangered and rare animal protection.
— Rice exports of Vietnam to African nations have been on the rise and the upward trend may continue in the following year, with the Southeast Asian country shipping over 16,390 metric tons of rice to Algeria in 2019, fetching $6.28 million, a leap of 20.8 percent in value from the previous year, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
— The southern province of Dong Nai is striving to attract $5-6 billion in foreign direct investment during the 2021-25 period, and about $6-7 billion in 2026-30, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.