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— During a Tuesday phone talk between Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, the two sides agreed to increase the exchange of delegations, especially those at high levels when conditions permit, and work closely together to effectively implement the Vietnam-Germany strategic action plan adopted last year and further deepen the bilateral relationship, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
— Vietnam is committed to fostering cooperation between ASEAN and the United Nations (UN) in peacekeeping operations, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, permanent representative of Vietnam to the UN, said at a recent annual open debate held virtually by the UN Security Council, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday.
— Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Wednesday morning stood at 1,063 with 931 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
— Police in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District on Tuesday said they were investigating a phone scam in which a woman transferred VND13 billion (US$558) to a stranger who claimed to be a judicial agency official and told the woman that she needed to transfer her money to a new account to avoid legal consequences.
— Phan Anh Huy Vu, director of the Department of Health in the southern province of Dong Nai, on Tuesday evening confirmed that a one-year-old girl had died after being injected with the Japanese encephalitis vaccine. The cause of death was determined to be anaphylactic shock after the injection.
— Phuoc Tinh Border Guard Station in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on Tuesday released a rare hawksbill sea turtle to the ocean after receiving the 4kg animal from a man who had bought the turtle for VND1.5 million (US$64) from a local.
— Vietnamese movie ‘Sister Sister,’ directed by Kathy Uyen, will be screened in the A Window on Asian Cinema category at the 25th Busan International Film Festival, to be held from October 21 to 30, the festival’s organizers announced on its website.
— Vihelm, a medical respirator built by two Vietnamese students as a portable device that can help the wearer self-quarantine while going about their daily life, has recently won a special final prize at the 5th International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, iCAN 2020.