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-- The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday held a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City to send off the staff of the third Level-2 Field Hospital, who will participate in the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, the Vietnam News Agency reported the same day.
-- Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Wednesday morning stood at 2,576, with 291 under treatment, 2,246 recoveries, and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- A stretch of National Highway No. 1 in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Tan District on Tuesday suffered heavy traffic for hours after a crash between two container trucks and a seven-seater car.
-- Ma Thi Huyen, 23, from the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong, on Tuesday expressed her gratitude to the provincial traffic police who found over VND100 million (US$4,326) she had forgetfully left on a passenger bus the night before.
-- The British Council Vietnam last week launched the Rivers of Life project in the southern province of Dong Thap, in the hope of raising the young generation's awareness about the impact of climate change on the living environment as well as finding a sustainable solution to the challenges that the Mekong Delta is facing, the British Embassy in Hanoi announced on its verified Facebook page on Tuesday.
-- Vietnamese airlines are projected to post losses totaling VND15 trillion ($650 million) in 2021, with their revenue continuing to plunge from that of last year, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday, quoting the Vietnam Aviation Business Association.
-- The Lady Thu Bon Festival, held annually from the 10th to the 12th of February in the lunar calendar to pray for prosperity, good crops, and peace, of people in the central province of Quang Nam was recognized on Tuesday as national intangible cultural heritage.
-- Ngoc Thao, Vietnam’s representative at 2020 Miss Grand International, which is being held in Thailand, will compete with more than 60 rivals in the national costume round with a design weighing nearly 30kg on Wednesday.
-- Ho Chi Minh City will award students who win gold medals at Olympiads as well as international scientific and technical research competitions VND200 million ($8,658) each, according to the city’s newly-passed regulations.