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-- The construction of the Vietnam – Republic of Korea Friendship Village at a cost of VND1.3 billion (US$56,000), funded by the Korean Cultural Center, on Tuesday started in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan, the Vietnam News Agency reported the same day.
-- Vietnam on Wednesday morning reported two new COVID-19 cases in the northern province of Hai Duong, increasing the country’s tally to 2,403, with 811 local transmissions since January 27, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- As a sailor aboard an Indonesian cargo ship passing Vietnam’s waters died of an unknown reason, the Center for Disease Control in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau took samples from 20 other crew members and found five positive for COVD-19 in the first test, the center said on Wednesday.
-- A group of young people in Ho Chi Minh City had spent more than VND40 million (US$1,700) transporting agricultural products from the northern province of Hai Duong to the southern city before selling them at zero dong on Tuesday in the hope of easing the burden on farmers in the virus-hit locality.
-- Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday night removed a lockdown on Block F of the Carillon apartment building at 1 Tran Van Danh Street in Ward 13, Tan Binh District, the final location to be cleared after the city decided to isolate many venues in Thu Duc City and other districts between February 8 and 15 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
-- Saigon Railway Transport Joint Stock Company has recently canceled several of its trips as well as adjusting schedules on some routes between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang and Da Nang due to a decrease in the number of passengers amid new COVID-19 outbreaks.
-- The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association has set an export target of $55 billion for the sector by 2025, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.
-- These days, local residents and visitors in Hanoi have been seen flocking to Bac Son and Hoang Dieu Streets in Ba Dinh District and Thanh Nien Street in Hoan Kiem District to contemplate white orchid tree blossoms in full bloom.