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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – June 13

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – June 13

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 08:57 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – June 13
Health workers are pictured at the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases on June 12, 2021. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Here are today’s leading news stories:

Politics

-- Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on Saturday chaired a national teleconference to review the five-year implementation of the 12-tenure Politburo's directive on studying and following President Ho Chi Minh's thought, morality, and lifestyle, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

COVID-19 Updates

-- The Ministry of Health on Sunday morning confirmed 96 local COVID-19 cases in seven provinces and cities, including 25 in Ho Chi Minh City, raising the country’s tally to 10,337, with 3,827 recoveries and 58 deaths.

-- Twenty-two health workers at the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Saturday night, the city’s Center for Disease Control said, adding that the infirmary had been temporarily locked down.

-- The SP-ITC International Container Terminal in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City has been fenced off from 7:30 pm on Saturday after a person who works here tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

-- More than 1,700 employees of a company in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City have had their samples collected for coronavirus testing after two workers were infected with the disease.

Society

-- Tropical Storm Koguma weakened into a tropical depression after entering the maritime area off north-central Vietnam on Sunday morning, with wind speed decreasing to 50-60km per hour, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

-- A 31-year-old man tested positive for both the coronavirus and narcotics after disturbing public order and threatening officers at a coronavirus checkpoint in the northern province of Bac Ninh on Thursday evening, police confirmed on Saturday.

-- Residents have barricaded the entrance of the Hoa Phat Dung Quat steel plant in central Quang Ngai Province over the past week due to serious environmental pollution.

Business

-- Vietnam's import-export turnover reached over US$262 billion in the first five months of 2021, up $65 billion year on year, according to the General Statistics Office.

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