Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnam reported 11 imported cases of COVID-19 and seven recoveries on Wednesday afternoon, bringing the national tally to 2,659 infections, with 2,429 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths, according to the Ministry of Health’s data.
-- Police in Hanoi have arrested and started legal proceedings against two women from Ho Chi Minh City and southern Vinh Long Province for running illicit surrogacy service.
-- While the African swine fever situation remains complicated in Vietnam, many pig farmers in north-central Nghe An Province have been found dumping dead swine into local rivers and canals.
-- The inspectors of the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development recently found workers injecting impurities into raw shrimp at a shrimp processing facility in Hoang Mai District, which provides several metric tons of shrimp for restaurants in the city every month.
-- Police in Phan Thiet City in south-central Binh Thuan Province have handled a 54-year-old Canadian man, who grew 476 cannabis plants at his Vietnamese wife’s house. The man said he farmed the prohibited plants to use them as medicine and showed a license allowing the planting of no more than 25 cannabis plants for treatment issued by authorities in Canada.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport said it would ban traffic on Nguyen Binh Khiem and Le Duan Streets in District 1 from 12:00 pm April 10 to 12:00 pm the next day for the organization of the fourth edition of the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon.
-- Vietnam’s electricity output mobilized from gas-fired and coal-fired thermal power plants must be cut by 12-21 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to 2020 because solar power production soared by up to 180 percent, state-run Vietnam Electricity (EVN) said in a press release on Wednesday.
-- A VND42 billion (US$1.82 million) vegetable and fruit processing factory was put into operation in Muong Khuong District in northern Lao Cai Province on Wednesday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- The first World Press Photo Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City presenting a selection of the most important events from 2018 to 2020 was opened by the Netherlands Consulate General in the city and the municipal authorities on Wednesday evening.
-- “Kylian Mbappe netted twice as Paris Saint-Germain secured a thrilling 3-2 win at holders Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg, in a repeat of last year's final,” AFP reported.