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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — January 3

Sunday, January 03, 2021, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — January 3
A file photo shows people shopping for meat at a supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Check out what you should not miss today:

Society

— Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday morning reached 1,482, with 1,337 in treatment and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

— A female medical worker at a quarantine zone in the southern province of Binh Duong has been praised by local netizens thanks to a viral photo capturing her fainting and being carried to the emergency room on Friday after long hours of working on the quarantine procedure for 251 people returing from Germany on a flight on December 31.

— The Border Guard High Command of the southern province of Tay Ninh has proposed installing cameras along the border with Cambodia amid increasing illegal entry into Vietnam on the occasion of Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year), which falls on February 12, Colonel Le Hong Vuong told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Saturday.

— Traffic police in Hanoi on Saturday showed up in time and managed to stop a man from a suicide attempt by jumping out of the Chuong Duong Bridge.

— Border guards in the north-central province of Nghe An on Saturday said they have collaborated with the provincial police to break down a ring that transported drugs from Nghe An to other northern provinces and arrest three suspects, including two high schoolers who were caught carrying 12 packs of heroin, 54,000 synthetic drug tablets, and 1kg of meth by motorbike.

Business

— The Vietnamese market may see a rise in pork price due to increasing demand for Tet foods while  the prices of other products like poultry, beef, seafood, and aquatic foostuffs remain stable thanks to abundant supply.

— The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang invested more than VND645 billion (US$28.2 million) in fishing infrastructure in 2020, the Vietnam News Agency reported the local Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as saying on Saturday.

Education

— A COVID-19 warning system named BeCaked developed by a group of students from the Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City which precisely predicts new cases and deaths has recently won the first prize in the biotechnology and biomedical engineering category of the 2020 Eureka Scientific Research Students Awards.

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