Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday presented gifts to workers of Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
On the same day, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh also gave presents to heroic mothers, workers, and poor people in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and offered Tet greetings to officials and people of the neighboring province of Vinh Long.
-- More than 0.5 kilograms of sharp metal objects was found on Sunday on Provincial Road 10 Overpass in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City, where the issue has repeated for years as repair shop owners along the road are believed to purposely scatter the rhombus-shaped metal items to puncture tires and thus force drivers to use their service, normally at exorbitant prices.
-- The Department of Health of southern Binh Duong Province announced on Sunday evening its first imported case of COVID-19 infection carrying the Omicron variant, a Vietnamese returnee who arrived in Ho Chi Minh City from Canada on January 9, has been placed under quarantine ever since.
-- As the Lunar New Year holiday is just a week to go, Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport has been packed with people who either fly home for family reunion or go on holiday during the festive season.
-- The People’s Procuracy of southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province announced on Sunday the indictment against Tong Thi Tung Linh, a 21-year-old local resident, for murdering her father with cyanide over a conflict before staging an arson to cover up her crime earlier last week.
-- Another wave of cold air is forecast to hit the northern region on January 28, causing the temperature to drop deeply to ten degrees Celsius along with rain that will last for a couple of days.
-- The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong aims to welcome five million visitors, including 150,000 foreigners, this year, according to the conference held by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism on Sunday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- “Chelsea kept alive their remote Premier League title chances with a 2-0 win over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, set on their way by an exquisite strike from Hakim Ziyech which was quickly followed up by a Thiago Silva header,” Reuters reported.
-- “The United States on Sunday said it was ordering the departure of eligible family members of staff from its embassy in Ukraine and that all citizens should consider leaving due to the threat of military action from Russia,” Reuters reported.