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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — April 21

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 08:57 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — April 21
Visitors flock to Hung Kings Temple in Phu Tho Province, Vietnam, April 20, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Read what is in the news today:

Politics

-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Tuesday received a phone call from his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, who offered his congratulations to the new government leader of Vietnam.

COVID-19 Updates

-- Vietnam recorded ten new imported cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon, raising the national tally to 2,801 infections, with 2,490 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths.

Society

-- The National Committee for Children requested local authorities of Vietnamese provinces and cities to beef up child protection and implementation of measures to prevent drowning and child abuse after recent tragic cases.

-- A high-speed boat service between the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and Con Dao Islands off southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province is set to be reopened on Wednesday after more than six months of suspension, Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper reported, quoting the Can Tho Port Authority.

-- The Hanoi People’s Court on Tuesday recommended investigating possible violations of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and considering the launch of criminal proceedings against several officials of the ministry involved in a case related to wrongdoing at Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel JSC if sufficient grounds were found, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Business

-- Corporate income tax collected in the first quarter of 2021 in Ho Chi Minh City increased nearly 31 percent, or VND6.136 trillion (US$265.56 million), over the same period last year, according to the municipal tax department.

-- Three Vietnamese women – two entrepreneurs and a fashionista – are in the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list released on Tuesday.

Lifestyle

-- Tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to northern Phu Tho Province to commemorate Hung Kings’ death anniversary, which takes place each year on the tenth day of the third lunar month and falls on Wednesday this year, and participate in the 2021 Hung Kings Temple Festival.

Sports

-- Hanoi FC have hired their first foreign coach, signing a two-year contract with South Korean Park Choong Kyun on Tuesday.

-- “Premier League leaders Manchester City became the first of the 12 founder clubs to withdraw from the new European Super League (ESL) on Tuesday as the project started to disintegrate,” Reuters reported.

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