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— Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Thursday morning reached 1,381 with 1,225 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
— More than 240 Vietnamese citizens who were pregnant women, the elderly, children under 18, workers with expired labor contracts and those in extremely difficult circumstances were flown home on Wednesday from Malaysia on a flight of Vietjet Air, arranged by the budget airline together with relevant agencies of Vietnam and Malaysia, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
— Police in Gia Rai Town in the southern province of Bac Lieu on Wednesday said they had arrested Huynh Huu Luc, 40, for allegedly shooting a policeman in his head with a homemade gun as the officer had declined to return Luc his cock which was confiscated in a cockfight earlier.
— Vietnam reported 94,024 road accidents with 39,917 killed and 77,477 injured in the past five years, Khuat Viet Hung, vice-chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety, announced at a conference of traffic safety on Wednesday in Hanoi.
— The International Expo on Support Industries and Processing - Manufacturing (VIMEXPO) 2020 kicked off in Hanoi on Wednesday, featuring nearly 250 stalls from over 170 exhibitors, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— The British Embassy in Hanoi last week collaborated with Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) and EVN’s National Power Transmission to organize two workshops discussing key technical challenges in operating a power system and the penetration of renewable energy, the UK Embassy in Hanoi on Wednesday said on its verified Facebook page.
— Cat Ba, Da Lat and Sapa ranked top in the list of 10 most popular Google searches in Vietnam in 2020 in the category for tourist destinations, Google announced in a press release on Wednesday.
— A night pedestrian street spanning 100m near Nguyen Tri Phuong Market in District 10 has recently become a new destination for people in Ho Chi Minh City after it opened late last month, featuring around 50 booths selling clothing, accessories, souvenirs and street foods.
— The Giong Ong To Highschool in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2 has decided to suspend for a year two male 12 graders who were discovered installing a hidden phone for secretly filming at the school’s female restroom in November.