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— During talks with South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha, who was paying an official visit to Vietnam, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Friday proposed pushing ahead with the resumption of visits by leaders of Vietnam and South Korea and effectively maintaining dialogues in flexible forms.
— The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Vietnam Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the south-central province of Binh Thuan have presented 500 packages of personal protective equipment and 500 domestic water tanks for clean water storage to poor households living in seven districts in the province as part of an integrated response funded by Japan to assist Vietnamese people in COVID-19 prevention and control.
— Vietnam's COVID-19 tally on Saturday morning reached 1,068 with 941 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health. The country has gone 16 days without transmission of the disease in the community.
— Twenty people were hospitalized in the southern province of Long An after a crash between a truck and a bus on Friday night. No casualties have been reported.
— Police in Krong No District in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on Friday said they have recently slapped a fine of VND5 million (US$215) on a local man for insulting traffic policemen on duty.
— One died, 29 were injured and more than 1,700 houses had their roofs blown off after Storm Noul made landfall in the north-central provinces of Quang Binh and Thua Thien-Hue on Friday morning. The storm has weakened into a tropical depression.
— UK’s Coventry University and Vietnam’s Ton Duc Thang University have collaborated to develop an innovative technology that combines three construction wastes of soil, concrete and ashes to produce unburnt bricks as a positive step towards promoting a circular economy in the construction sector, the UK Embassy in Hanoi said on its verified Facebook page on Friday.
— Famous Vietnamese Canadian choreographer John Huy Tran will host an online dance therapy workshop from 10:00 am on Saturday titled ‘Mind Body Soul’ with the hope to help participants destress their physical and mental state of mind through dancing. The workshop will be live-streamed on the Hanoi Pride Facebook page.
— The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism om Friday launched a program to stimulate tourism in the remaining months of 2020, aiming to appeal to domestic tourists as well as foreigners who are living in the country.