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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 17

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 08:49 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 17
Medical staff conduct COVID-19 tests on students at the dormitory of the Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City on March 16, 2021. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

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-- Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Minister of National Defense, on Tuesday hosted a reception in Hanoi for Secretary of the Security Council of Russian Federation Gen. Nikolai Patrushev who, is on a working visit to Vietnam, according to the Vietnam News Agency.


-- More than 20,000 people have got COVID-19 vaccination in Vietnam while the country’s tally reached 2,560 with no new case reported on Wednesday morning, according to the Ministry of Health.

-- Authorities in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau’s Sin Ho District on Tuesday said they were investigating a case in which 93 people suffered food poisoning after attending a wedding party two days earlier.

-- The 175 Military Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday morning provided vaccination for military personnel including 64 soldiers who are preparing to serve the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

-- Eleven people early on Tuesday morning safely escaped from a passenger bus which was suddenly on fire while traveling through the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum’s Ngoc Hoi District.

-- The Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in the southern province of Bac Lieu on Tuesday granted permission for relatives of 26 children under two, who were without their parents among two groups of Vietnamese citizens returning from South Korea on March 13 and 14, to enter quarantine zones to take care of them.


-- A black and white photo, depicting children in Vietnam’s Central Highlands under the protecting arms of a village chief and taken by Vietnamese photographer Ninh Manh Thang, has won a gold medal in the child category of the Three Country Grand Circuit 2020 international photo contest, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday.


-- The dormitory management center of the Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday afternoon joined Thu Duc City Medical Center in conducting COVID-19 tests on students who have recently returned to the dorm from three virus-hit localities including Hai Duong, Hai Phong, and Quang Ninh after the Tet (Vietnam Lunar New Year) holiday.

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Dong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre News


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