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— Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on Tuesday held a phone talk with Brunei Second Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato Erywan Pehin Yusof, during which both agreed to regularly and effectively maintain the nations’ mechanism of joint committees on bilateral cooperation, the Vietnam News Agency reported the same day.
— Vietnam on Tuesday afternoon reported seven new imported cases of COVID-19, increasing the country’s tally to 2,714 with 2,445 recoveries, according to the Ministry of Health.
— According to Hanoi’s Department of Construction, the capital city now has 1,579 old condominiums built between 1960 and 1992, with many of them being seriously degraded and posing a threat to local residents. However, there have been huge obstacles in demolishing and reconstructing the buildings due to the lack of a legal framework.
— The Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in the southern province of Binh Phuoc’s Hon Quan District on Tuesday said they had recently caught two taxis transporting five foreigners to illegally enter the locality.
— Local authorities in the north-central province of Nghe An are working to find out the reason why the Nha Le (Le Dynasty) Canal through Nghi Yen Commune in Nghi Loc District has had its water turn dark and smelly during the past days.
— The Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association on Tuesday announced that its members sold a total of 70,952 vehicles in the first quarter of 2021, a year-on-year surge of 36 percent, the Vietnam News Agency reported the same day.
— Students at Luong Dinh Cua Elementary School in District 3 are having the chance to watch water puppet performances on their school campus on April 12, 13, 14, and 16 as part of a project to bring the Vietnamese traditional art to primary schools across Ho Chi Minh City.