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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – December 23

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – December 23

Thursday, December 23, 2021, 08:52 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – December 23
A photo shows a volunteer trying to reach a COVID-19 patient in a house which hangs a sign reading 'Isolation Area' in Hanoi. Photo: Ha Quan/ Tuoi Tre

Check out the news you should not miss today:

Politics

-- Vietnam's State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday, concluding his two-day state visit to Cambodia at the invitation of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, the Vietnam News Agency reported the same day.

Society

-- Hanoi recorded a total of 10,503 COVID-19 cases from December 16 to December 22. December 21 saw the peak of 1,704 cases.

-- Nearly 12.8 million pandemic-hit workers have received support worth a total of VND30.31 trillion (US$1.32 billion) from the unemployment insurance fund so far, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the Vietnam Social Insurance on Wednesday.

-- Police in the southern province of Dong Nai on Wednesday said they had recently detected a case in which about 900 metric tons of untreated industrial waste was illegally discharged into the environment.

Business

-- The Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday organized a 60-minute webinar on smart city development in India and Vietnam with the presence of government officials, researchers, lecturers, and students from southern Vietnamese provinces, it said in a press release the same day.

Education

-- The British Council is offering a chance to join a postgraduate course in the UK to students from 18 countries, including Vietnam, given the 2022 GREAT Scholarship program that grants each candidate a minimum of £10,000 ($13,333) for the one-year course, the British Council Vietnam announced on its verified Facebook page on Wednesday.

Lifestyle

-- Photos featuring the fight against COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City are being exhibited at Nguyen Van Binh Book Street in District 1 from December 22 to 26.

World news

-- The Omicron variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in Germany within three weeks and the country has ordered 80 million doses of Omicron-specific vaccine for delivery in April or May, Reuters cited health officials as saying on Wednesday.

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