Read what is in the news today:
— Vietnam confirmed 12 new imported cases of COVID-19 on Sunday evening, raising the patient tally to 1,494, with 1,339 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths.
— Border guards across Vietnam detected 438 cases of illegal entry into the country on Saturday and Sunday.
— People heading back to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City following the New Year holiday triggered severe congestion at the entrances to the two major Vietnamese cities on Sunday afternoon.
— According to the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security, 67 traffic accidents occurred in Vietnam from January 1 to 3, claiming 40 lives and injuring 37 people.
— Police in Bu Dop District of southern Binh Phuoc Province on Sunday night said that they had seized 429kg of firecrackers trafficked from Cambodia into Vietnam in a car.
— Authorities in Can Tho announced six pyrotechnic display locations for 2021 Lunar New Year, or Tet, celebrations in the Mekong Delta city.
— A Gojek motorbike partner was attacked by a conventional motorbike taxi driver while picking up a passenger who had booked a trip via the ride-hailing app on National Highway 1 near An Suong Intersection in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday.
— Police in the southern province of Dong Nai on Sunday arrested a 23-year-old local man hiding in southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province for killing a 42-year-old woman hailing from southern Ben Tre Province with 15 stab wounds to steal her gold ring in October 2020.
— No. 38 Street in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City was submerged nearly one meter under drain water on Sunday morning despite no rain and medium tide.
— Vietnam will enter the 'elderly population structure' in 2026, which will last for 28 years until 2054, according to an in-depth study of the 2019 population and housing census.