Read what is in the news today.
— Vietnam on Friday confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19, including a Russian baby and a Japanese expert, raising the overall patient tally to 1,339.
— A traffic accident between a truck and two motorbikes cause serious congestion on the Nga Ba Hue overpass and adjacent streets in Thanh Khe District of central Da Nang City on Friday afternoon.
— Moderate to heavy rains are in the forecast in the central and Central Highlands regions between November 28 and December 1, attributable to the influence of the intensified cold air combined with the turbulence of high east winds, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
— The government recently issued a new decree which eliminates a requirement that cars under nine seats must be equipped with fire prevention and firefighting tools, such as fire extinguishers, after nearly five of implementation.
— The High People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City on Friday rejected an appeal and upheld the death sentence for a 34-year-old Taiwanese man for trafficking nearly 317 kilograms of heroin to the city from neighboring Binh Duong province last year.
— Police in Go Cong Town, located in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, are investigating the death of a 21-year-old female student, whose body was recovered on Thursday, two days after she had gone missing.
— Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc approved a seven-day Lunar New Year break, from February 10, 2021 to February 16, 2021, at the proposal of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
— Police in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City are investigating a case where a dead body was found in a suitcase at a house in Tan Hung Ward in the same district on late Friday night.
— The National Innovative Entrepreneurship Day (Techfest Vietnam 2020) and the Youth Startup Forum opened in Hanoi on Friday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— Hordes of shoppers queued to snatch discounted items at shopping malls and stores in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of this year’s Black Friday, November 27.