Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s Supreme People’s Court held a national teleconference on Monday to review the sector’s performance in 2020 and the 2016-20 tenure and set tasks for next year. The event was attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi co-chaired the Vietnam-India Virtual Summit on Monday to discuss the two countries’ relationship and cooperation.
-- The Ministry of Health on Monday evening recorded one imported COVID-19 case, a 37-year-old sailor on a ship from Ukraine, raising the country’s tally to 1,414, with 1,269 recoveries and 35 fatalities.
-- Storm Krovanh weakened into a tropical depression as of 1:00 am on Tuesday, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported, adding that rain will start dampening south-central and southern provinces from Tuesday afternoon.
-- Police in the southern province of Binh Phuoc have launched an investigation after a decomposing body of an unidentified man was found hung on a tree in a local coffee plantation on Tuesday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Public Security will revoke the licenses and shut down all debt recovery companies from January 2021 to eliminate risks of social disorder posed by these firms’ operations.
-- Authorities in Vung Tau City, located in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, on Monday put into operation a system of more than 1,100 surveillance cameras installed along local streets, as part of the effort to develop Vung Tau into a smart city.
-- Border guard officers in the northern province of Thai Binh said on Monday they had chased away two Chinese-flagged ships that had entered Vietnam’s waters illegally.
-- A ferry service between Ho Chi Minh City’s Can Gio District and Vung Tau City in the coastal southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau is expected to be put into operation on December 29, the project developer said on Monday.
-- The Vietnam Travel Aviation Company (Vietravel Airlines) held a ceremony to welcome its 220-seat Airbus A321CEO plane, which landed at Phu Bai International Airport in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue for the first time on Monday.