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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — December 7

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — December 7

Monday, December 07, 2020, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — December 7
An official makes a record of a group of Vietnamese citizens dodging COVID-19 quarantine protocols when traveling from Macau, China to Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. Photo: Hong Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Read what is in the news today.

Politics

— Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith co-chaired the 43rd meeting of the Vietnam-Lao Inter-Governmental Committee on bilateral cooperation in Hanoi on Sunday.

Society

— Vietnam’s tally of COVID-19 patients stood at 1,366 cases, with 1,220 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths, on Monday morning, according to the Ministry of Health.

— Two Chinese nationals who had illegally entered Vietnam and stayed at a hotel in Ha Long City, located in the northern province of Quang Ninh, tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the local authorities said on Sunday afternoon.

— Police in Vung Tau City, located in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau, are investigating a case where two gunshots were heard during a fight between two groups of young people on Hoang Hoa Tham Street on Sunday afternoon.

— Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens in Saudi Arabia were brought home safely on a flight operated by Bamboo Airways, which was arranged over Saturday and Sunday by Vietnamese and Saudi Arabian agencies, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Business

— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Taxation estimated that it would collect VND248.5 trillion (US$10.77 million) in tax revenue, reaching only 85.45 percent of its plan, in 2020.

— Vietnam’s agro-forestry-fisheries exports generated $3.72 billion in November, raising the total value in the January-November period to $37.42 billion, up 2.4 percent over the same period of 2019, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

— The Cat Linh-Ha Dong Line, known as Line 2A in Hanoi’s urban railway system, will undergo a full-scale trial run starting from December 12 in order to test its safety for final approval.

Lifestyle

— The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has plans to build a flower road in celebration of the 2021 Lunar New Year holiday, which is expected to be open to visitors from February 8 to 16, with a budget of VND6 billion ($260,716) from private investors.

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