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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 7

Sunday, March 07, 2021, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 7
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the ‘Dialogue 2045’ meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on March 6, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Here are today’s leading news stories:

Politics

-- There will be a total of 500 seats in Vietnam’s 15th National Assembly at both central and local levels, according to a new resolution adopted by the National Assembly Standing Committee.

Society

-- The Ministry of Health on Sunday morning confirmed two imported COVID-19 patients who are being treated in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang. The country’s tally was at 2,509, with 1,920 recoveries and 35 deaths.

-- COVID-19 vaccination will begin on Monday in 13 provinces and cities which recently recorded local infections, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the health ministry said during a teleconference on Saturday.

-- A hotel in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City was locked down on Saturday afternoon after 35 Chinese nationals were caught staying illegally at the facility.

-- Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang are searching for a 29-year-old Vietnamese man who escaped from a quarantine facility in Cambodia and entered Vietnam illegally.

-- A 30-year-old man was arrested for attacking a person and damaging three cars with a knife while being high on crystal meth in the north-central province of Quang Tri on Saturday afternoon.

-- A man was caught hiding two women inside his automobile in order to help them evade a COVID-19 checkpoint in the northern province of Hai Duong on Saturday. The three were fined VND20 million (US$867) for violating regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.

-- Authorities in Quang Tri have sent a document to the central government to propose the construction of an airport in the locality, which is expected to cover an area of 316 hectares.

Business

-- The sustainable development of the business community is an important foundation, contributing to the nation’s prosperity, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a meeting with outstanding Vietnamese entrepreneurs and intellectuals with the theme of ‘Dialogue 2045’ in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday.

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