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— The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam will take place in Hanoi from January 25 to February 2, 2021, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.
— Staff members of Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 on Wednesday began the last training phase in Ho Chi Minh City before leaving for South Sudan to join the international peacekeeping force there, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
— Police in Ho Chi Minh City are investigating a case in which a four-year-old boy died after being treated by doctors at the Children's Hospital 1. He was hospitalized on Tuesday afternoon with cardiac arrest, apnea, severe pulmonary edema, and several bruises on his body.
— The successful operation to separate Truc Nhi and Dieu Nhi, the twin baby girls born conjoined at the pelvis in Ho Chi Minh City in July, was listed among the top ten science and technology events in 2020 chosen by an association of Vietnamese science and technology journalists.
— Police in the northern province of Bac Giang on Wednesday said they had arrested Le Thanh Ngoc, also known as Ngoc ‘Rambo,' and Phung Van Hung as the two allegedly threatened, forced, and held captive 16-year-old Nguyen Truong A. to film and upload the video on Ngoc’s YouTube channel.
— Police in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Tan District on Wednesday inspected the Victory karaoke parlor on Ho Van Long Street and detected 21 people who later tested positive for drugs.
— Vietnam’s international airports including Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai in Hanoi, and Da Nang in the namesake city have recently received the Airport Health Accreditation issued by the Airports Council International for aligning hygiene and epidemiology to prevent COVID-19.
— Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Wednesday night reached 1,421, with 1,281 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
— Da Nang on Wednesday kicked off a beauty pageant contest to look for ambassadors to help promote the city’s tourist industry, which has been hit badly by COVID-19 in 2020.
— Renowned Vietnamese-American musician Lam Phuong on Wednesday passed away at 83 in Fountain Valley, California, Vietnamese artists living in the U.S. announced the same day.