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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - September 18

Friday, September 18, 2020, 09:01 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - September 18
Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) shakes hands with South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha in Hanoi on September 17, 2020. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

What you need to know today in Vietnam:

Politics

-- Vietnam's Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong is set to deliver his message to the high-level general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly on September 24, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha in Hanoi on Thursday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Society

-- Vietnam reported no community transmission of COVID-19 on Friday morning, the 15th day in a row, according to the Ministry of Health. The national tally has hit 1,066, with 940 recoveries and 35 deaths.

-- Vietnamese police said on Friday that they had arrested a suspect wanted by Chinese police for child rape.

-- A court in Vietnam on Thursday sentenced a 31-year-old man to death for robbing a pagoda and killing a monk in March this year.

-- Vietnam's aviation watchdog on Thursday asked that Chu Lai airport in Quang Nam Province, Da Nang airport in the namesake city, and Phu Bai airport in Thua Thien-Hue Province to cease operations from Friday to duck Storm Noul.

Business

-- Vietjet is ready to operate flights to Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan from September, as per a proposal by aviation authorities.

-- Vingroup's smartphone arm VinSmart debuted a model with the phone camera hidden under the screen on Thursday, making it one of the first companies in the world to manage to apply the technology.

Education

-- Da Nang authorities on Thurday ordered schools to close to avoid the impacts of Storm Noul, the fifth to strike Vietnam this year.

World News

-- Over 30 million people around the world have caught the novel coronavirus while more than 20 million patients have beaten it, according to the health ministry's statistics. Above 950,000 have died.

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