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— Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday received Israeli Ambassador Nadav Eshcar in Hanoi, expressing his hope that Israel will assist Vietnam in innovation and start-up facilitation, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Thursday morning reached 1,099, with 1,023 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
— Truc Nhi and Dieu Nhi, the twins born conjoined at the pelvis who were successfully separated in a long operation by nearly 100 doctors and medical workers in Ho Chi Minh City in mid-July, on Wednesday were discharged healthily from the hospital. Doctors said the two need to undergo four more surgeries to have a healthy and fully functional body.
— After two regular flights from South Korea to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City by Vietnam Airlines on September 25 and Vietjet Air on September 30, carriers in Vietnam have temporarily stopped international commercial flights and been waiting for local authorities to release detailed instructions on quarantine procedures applicable nationwide.
— The Department of Information and Communications of the northern province of Bac Giang on Wednesday fined Nguyen Van Hung, the owner of the ‘Hung Troll’ YouTube channel, VND10 million (US$431) for releasing videos of law violation acts on social media after he had published a clip capturing him stealing his sister’s piggy bank.
— The 120m-long Bayani ship carrying the train for metro route No. 1 from Ben Thanh Market in District 1 to Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9 arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday morning, eight days after it left Kasado Port in Japan.
—The cost of the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai should be VND109.2 trillion ($4.7 billion), 2.2 percent less than the estimate made by developer Airports Corporation of Vietnam due to lower construction and management expenses, the Vietnam News Agency quotedthe State Appraisal Council as saying.