What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- Vietnam will increase the number of female soldiers taking part in UN peacekeeping operations, Colonel General Hoang Xuan Chien, Minister of National Defense, said on Thursday.
-- Vietnam reported 10 imported COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the tally to 1,331 with 1,153 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has asked relevant agencies to take samples on frozen food packages imported from COVID-19-hit countries for testing to prevent coronavirus transmission, it said in a notice this week.
-- Police in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam said on Thursday that they were probing a case in which a local man used a homemade gun to shoot a neighbor to death the same day.
-- Vietnamese airlines are calling for government help in the form of preferential loans and tax breaks to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
-- Vietnamese tech aficionados queued up before phone stores in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday night to buy sough-after iPhone 12 devices, according to onsite reports by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper's journalists.
-- "Foxconn is moving some iPad and MacBook assembly to Vietnam from China at the request of Apple Inc.," Reuters reported on Thursday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology is cooperating with iGroup MangoSTEEMS and KDI Education in organizing the Coding Olympics Ho Chi Minh City for students of third to sixth grades. Applications are open until December 4.
-- Maradona, who died from a heart attack on Wednesday aged 60, told friends during the coronavirus lockdown that when he died he wanted to be embalmed and put on show for fans, Reuters on Friday cited Martin Arevalo, a journalist who was close to the former Argentina captain, as saying.
-- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, despite his claim of massive voter fraud in the November 3 election.