What you need to know in Vietnam today!
-- A statue of late Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh will be erected in Vyborg Town, located in Russia’s Saint Petersburg City, as a stone marking the statue’s location was placed during a ceremony on Thursday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- Authorities in central Vietnam have evacuated almost 11,000 people because of heavy rains and flash floods. Four have died while seven have gone missing as of Friday morning, according to officials.
-- Vietnam's COVID-19 tally stands at 1,100 cases on Friday morning, with 1,023 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health. One imported case was reported on Thursday.
-- People are required to wear face masks in public and warned against mass gatherings to prevent coronavirus transmission in Ho Chi Minh City, according to a municipal dispatch issued on Thursday.
-- Passengers flying domestically or internationally at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi will have their health checked twice, according to an announcement its management issued on Thursday. Those running a fever of over 37.5 degrees, coughing, or suffering difficulty breathing will be subject to COVID-19 screening regulations.
-- Natural disasters have caused economic losses worth VND5 trillion (US$215 million) in Vietnam in the year to date, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Thursday.
-- Singapore's United Overseas Bank forecast in its latest report that Vietnam's economy will grow 2.8 percent in 2020 but it will expand 7.1 percent next year.
-- The 'Am thuc me lam' (Mommy Cuisine) channel will be among Vietnam's contestants at YouTube FanFest 2020, to be livestreamed on Sunday. The YouTube FanFest is major event where YouTubers perform live shows from around the world.
-- Universities in Vietnam are waiting for international students to return amid travel restrictions to stall COVID-19.
-- American poet Louise Gluck won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for works exploring family and childhood, Reuters quoted the Swedish Academy as saying on Thursday.
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