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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 3

Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 3
A person uses the Bluezone app on their smartphone in Vietnam. Photo: T.Ha / Tuoi Tre

Check out the news you should not miss today:

Politics

-- Vietnam, as an active and responsible member of the ASEAN Community, is committed to working with other member states of the bloc in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said as he led a Vietnamese delegation to attend a virtual Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Tuesday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

Society

-- Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Tuesday night stood at 2,472 with 1,898 recoveries, according to the Ministry of Health.

-- Local authorities in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on Tuesday announced ban on ‘mobile karaoke,’ a kind of entertainment in which people can easily sing karaoke via a bluetooth-connected microphone or speaker and a smartphone app, in the whole province as it causes a high risk of COVID-19 transmission.

-- A video has gone viral since Tuesday night as it captured the moment a school guard successfully saved a six grader who climbed out of the third-floor balcony of her school in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1.

-- Bluezone, a mobile app commissioned by the Vietnamese government to assist in contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic, has recently been updated with a new feature which allows its over 30 million users to conduct online medical declarations.

-- The Ministry of Transport has decided to reopen Van Don Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh from 6:01 am on Wednesday after more than a month of temporary closure to prevent and control COVID-19.

-- Police in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang’s An Phu District on Tuesday said they had arrested Mai Van Chup, 56, for investigating a case in which he was allegedly involved in helping people exit Vietnam illegally for VND1 million (US$44) per person.

Business

-- Hanoi’s index of industrial production (IIP) in January - February rose 7.5 percent year on year, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday, quoting the municipal statistics office.

Lifestyle

-- Authorities in Quang Ninh Province on Tuesday decided to reopen its intra-provincial tourism activities after the locality had reported no locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases for three weeks.

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Dong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre News

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