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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 5

Thursday, November 05, 2020, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 5
A file photo shows the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee headquarters recently recognized as a national architectural monument. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Check out the news you should not miss today:

Politics

-- Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Park Byeong-seug on Wednesday expressed his hope to promote further cooperation with Ho Chi Minh City during a meeting with Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee chief Nguyen Van Nen.

Society

-- Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Elsbeth Akkerman on Wednesday announced that the Netherlands will set aside two million euros from its disaster relief fund for people in the storm-hit regions in central Vietnam.

-- Vietnam has gone through over two months without any local transmission of COVID-19, with the country’s tally reaching 1,207 on Thursday morning, according to the Ministry of Health.

-- Hanoi has quarantined two hotel staff members who had contact with COVID-19 patient No. 1,203, an Israeli expert who spent his quarantine at their hotel and was announced positive for the virus on Wednesday.

-- My Duc Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City has announced it will provide free infertility treatment for 60 couples from November 18 to 23.

Business

-- Forty of the largest companies by market capitalization in Vietnam posted a 15 percent annual decline in total pre-tax profit, which fell to VND162.8 trillion (US$7.02 billion) in January-September, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

-- The World Bank stands ready to support and cooperate with Vietnam in many spheres like climate change response and renewable energy development, WB managing director of operations Axel van Trotsenburg said during an online working session with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Wednesday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Lifestyle

-- The main block of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee headquarters built in the early 19th century was recognized on Wednesday as a national architectural monument.

-- Ho Chi Minh City tourism scored a revenue of VND66 trillion ($2.8 million) in the first ten months of this year and the city is aiming at reaching VND80 trillion for the whole year.

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Dong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre News

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