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-- More than 24,000 people have got COVID-19 vaccination in Vietnam while the country’s tally stood at 2,567 with no new case reported on Thursday morning, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- Local authorities in the northern province of Hai Phong are searching for a suspect who allegedly used homemade mines in an attempt to rob a jewelry shop in Hong Bang District’s Quan Toan Ward on Wednesday night.
-- Foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) provided financial aids worth more than US$220.7 million for Vietnam in 2020, including over US$6.5 million for COVID-19 response, heard a national teleconference on Wednesday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- Police in Thu Duc City early this week detained 8 kg of cannabis along with many tools and equipment to grow marijuana plants while inspecting the house of Doan Cong Danh, 26, on Long Thuan Street in Long Phuoc Ward.
-- Police in Can Loc District in the northern province of Ha Tinh on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for Hoang Ba Lan, 57, to investigate a case in which he was accused to have sex with a 13-year-old girl by the girl’s family.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cu Chi District are searching for Chinese Yang Gui Bin who had illegally entered Vietnam and escaped on Monday after being discovered and sent to quarantine at Cu Chi field hospital.
-- According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade, the city’s index of industrial production (IIP) grew by 6 percent in the first two months of the year, despite a fall of 24.6 percent in February as businesses ceased operation for the Lunar New Year holiday, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.
-- Local authorities in the northern province of Nam Dinh on Wednesday discovered an over-500-square-meter warehouse at Dai Lai Hamlet, Vinh Hao Commune in Vu Ban District where they detained 20,000 to 30,000 counterfeit products of luxurious brands such as Hermès, LV and Chanel.
-- 53 percent of Vietnamese travelers are keen to taste and indulge in local cuisine while traveling, with 45 percent wanting to eat out more often with the money they have saved from not traveling abroad due to the closure of borders, Booking.com revealed in its Future of Travel research conducted in July 2020.