Read what is in the news today:
— Top leaders of Vietnam and China have exchanged messages of congratulations on the occasion of the 71st founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries (January 18, 1950 – January 18, 2021).
— As of Sunday, Vietnam had gone 47 days without a single community infection case of COVID-19. The country’s patient tally stands at 1,537, including 1,380 recoveries and 35 fatalities.
— Russia is set to resume flights to Vietnam, India, Finland, and Qatar on January 27 with several flights per week, the Russian News Agency cited the Russian anti-coronavirus crisis center as saying on Saturday.
— Authorities will suspend and reroute traffic on many streets in Hanoi from 6:00 am to 9:00 am on January 24, and 6:30 am - 8:30 am, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm from January 25 to February 2 to facilitate the activities of the 13th National Party Congress.
— A driver in Hong Linh Town, north-central Ha Tinh Province, was slapped with an administrative fine of VND4 million (US$173) and stripped of his driver's license for three months for driving in the wrong direction on National Highway 1.
— Data from the General Department of Vietnam Customs confirmed that two-way trade between Vietnam and China in 2020 reached over $133 billion, up 13.8 percent over the same period in 2019.
— The Hanoi-based Vietnam National Puppetry Theater has launched an experimental art program named 'Trang' (The Moon), which features different types of puppetry to offer the audience a new experience of the Vietnamese culture.
— 'Mot thoang Viet Nam' (Vietnam at a Glance), a tourism park depicting the beauty of Vietnam’s thousand-year-old traditional culture located in the suburban district of Cu Chi in Ho Chi Minh City, was reopened on Saturday after a temporary halt for an upgrade.
— The Tet Festival 2021 honoring Vietnamese Lunar New Year food and culture will be held at Le Van Tam Park in District 1 from January 21 to 24, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade.
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