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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — March 8

Monday, March 08, 2021, 08:56 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — March 8
Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen injects Do Thi Nhai, a medical worker at the medical station of Tan Hung Ward in Hai Duong City, with a dose of COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in Hai Duong Province, Vietnam, March 8, 2021. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Read what is in the news today:

Politics

-- Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday met with voters of the northern port city of Hai Phong, briefing them on the outcomes of the work of the National Assembly deputies of the city.

Society

-- Vietnam reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday morning. The national patient tally stood at 2,512 infections, with 1,920 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths.

-- Medical workers on the front line of the coronavirus fight in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and northern Hai Duong Province are slated to be the first to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Monday.

-- Nineteen people were injured after a sleeper bus went out of control and overturned on National Highway 14 in Dak Duc Commune, Ngoc Hoi District, located in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, on Sunday afternoon.

-- The Southern Institute of Irrigation Science has just issued a warning of abnormal drought and salt intrusion in the Mekong Delta which is forecast to increase rapidly and get worse along the local riverbanks from mid-March. 

-- A toddler died and his parents were severely injured after a train knocked off a seven-seater car in central Quang Ngai Province on Sunday.

Business

-- Vietnam’s economic freedom score has reached 61.7, making its economy the 90th freest in the 2021 Index of Economic Freedom recently announced by the American conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.

Sports

-- “Manchester City's relentless march towards the Premier League title was interrupted as their 21-match winning streak in all competitions was ended by a surprise 2-0 home defeat to rivals Manchester United on Sunday,” Reuters reported.

World news

-- “A series of large explosions at a military base that killed at least 15 people in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday were the result of negligence related to the use of dynamite, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said,” Reuters reported.

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