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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — October 20

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — October 20

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 08:48 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — October 20
People shop at the Ho Thi Ky flower market in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, October 19, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Read what is in the news today:

Society

-- The Hungarian government presented Vietnam with 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 100,000 antigen test kits on Tuesday to support the Southeast Asian country in its battle against COVID-19.

-- Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Gennady Bezdetko and Singaporean Ambassador to Vietnam Jaya Ratnam expressed their wish to see the resumption of regular commercial flights between their countries and Vietnam at a meeting with Vietnamese Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The on Tuesday.

-- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Tuesday approved the railway network planning for the 2021-30 period with a vision to 2050, in which the North-South high-speed railway line from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is a key national project. Investment priority will be given to the Hanoi - Vinh and Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City sections between 2021 and 2030.

-- A fire broke out at a seafood processing facility on Ha Huy Giap Street in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday afternoon, destroying two motorbikes, two trucks, and many other properties.

-- Functional forces in Thua Thien - Hue on Tuesday afternoon recovered the bodies of a married couple, who had been swept away by floodwaters while fishing on the Bo River four days earlier, taking the flood death toll in the central province over the past few days to three.

Business

-- The Ho Thi Ky flower market, a big hub of floral shops in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, was more bustling than usual on Tuesday night as the demand for flowers spikes on the occasion of Vietnamese Women’s Day (October 20).

-- The EU either recalled or issued a warning against five Vietnamese agricultural and fishery products in violation of food safety and hygiene between October 6 and 12. 

Lifestyle

-- The Center for Studies and Applied Sciences on Gender - Family - Women and Adolescents (CSAGA) and the Network for the Prevention and Response of Gender Violence (GBVNet), in collaboration with Facebook, will organize the 'Love and Freedom Messenger Bot - Creative Solution to End Gender-Based Violence in the COVID-19 Context' event in Hanoi on Wednesday.

Sports

-- The Vietnam Football Federation has sought permission from Hanoi authorities to allow spectators back in My Dinh National Stadium at either 30 or 45 percent of its 40,000 seating capacity to watch Vietnam’s matches against Japan and Saudi Arabia in the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers in November.

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