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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — May 2

Sunday, May 02, 2021, 08:47 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — May 2
The VBA 2021 season is scheduled to kick off on June 4, 2021, according to the Vietnam Basketball Association. Photo: Tuoi Tre

What you need to know today in Vietnam!

Society

-- Six grade-seven students were struck by lightning in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam on Saturday, local authorities confirmed the same day. One of them died while the others were only hurt.

-- A member of a local COVID-19 prevention task force has been found colluding with a racket to help 200 people illegally enter and exit Vietnam.

-- Vietnam reported zero coronavirus infections on Sunday morning, with the national tally hitting 2,942 and recoveries reaching 2,549, the Ministry of Health said.

-- The Vietnamese government had administered the first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine to more than 511,400 people by the end of Saturday, according to the health ministry.

Business

-- About 67 percent of European companies predict an 'excellent' business outlook in Vietnam in the second quarter, according to the Q1 Business Climate Index released by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

-- Amazon Global Selling has just launched a program to help Vietnamese vendors sell their products across borders. 

-- The UK-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement enters into force on Saturday, securing access to staged tariff reductions between the two countries, both sides said in a joint statement the same day. "The deal locks in the 65% of all tariffs that have already been eliminated on UK-Viet Nam trade. This will increase to 99% of tariffs after six years," according to the joint statement.

-- Ho Chi Minh City reported US$1.14 billion in foreign direct investment in January-April, a year-on-year decline of almost 13 percent, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Sports

-- The Vietnamese national basketball team will compete in the VBA 2021 season that is scheduled to kick off on June 4, according to the Vietnam Basketball Association.

World News

-- Singapore's hot housing market faces risk of cooling curbs, according to Reuters.

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Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

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