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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — December 9

Wednesday, December 09, 2020, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — December 9
A file photo shows samples are taken for COVID-19 tests in Hanoi. Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre

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Society

— Vietnam on Tuesday reported 10 new imported cases of COVID-19 who were immediately sent to quarantine centers in Ho Chi Minh City and the central provinces of Khanh Hoa and Quang Nam upon their arrival in the country early this month.

— Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Wednesday morning reached 1,377 with 1,224 in treatment and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

— The recruitment of volunteers for the test of a made-in-Vietnam vaccine against COVID-19 will start on December 10.

— Health authorities in the north-central province of Quang Binh on Tuesday said they have tested and sent 36 people to quarantine after they had contact with patient, 1,291, who is currently treated at the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Dong Hoi Hospital following his positive COVID-19 retest.

— Police in the southern province of Binh Duong’s Thu Dau Mot City on Tuesday night said they had arrested Le Tan Thanh, 29, for allegedly beating two female students who were involved in the same road accident as him a day before.

— Police in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on Tuesday said they had recently collaborated with the Ministry of Public Security to break a case in which a coconut garden owner in Xuyen Moc District was kidnaped for a VND4.5 billion (US$194,699) ransom.

Business

— The Vietnam Digital Transformation Day 2020 will take place in Hanoi from December 14 to 15, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association as saying on Tuesday.

— Ho Chi Minh City is working on its second aid package for businesses facing difficulties due to COVID-19, with the value estimated at some VND4 trillion (US$72 million).

— Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanoi has maintained its economic growth, with its gross regional domestic product expanding around 3.98 percent this year, 1.5 times higher than the national average, the Vietnam News Agency cited the city's mayor as saying on Tuesday.

Lifestyle

— An exhibition titled 'Yuendumu Doors,' one of the most important cultural and artistic collections in Australia, is taking place at the Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi and will last until January 31. The event showcases 15 out of 30 doors painted at the Yuendumu community school in 1984, the Australian Embassy in Vietnam said in a press release on Tuesday.

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