Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Tuesday hosted a welcome ceremony and held talks with his Sierra Leonean counterpart Julius Maada Bio, who is on a week-long official visit to Vietnam.
-- Staff under the Vietnamese field hospital level 2 No. 3 in South Sudan were honored with the United Nations Peacekeeping medals on Tuesday for their dedication and outstanding contributions during one year of their mission.
-- Hanoi authorities on Tuesday lifted an order requiring food and beverage establishments to close before 9:00 pm, which had been in place since November last year.
-- The Hanoi Department of Transport on Tuesday decided to reduce the operating frequency of subsidized public bus routes by 15 percent from Wednesday for COVID-19 prevention.
-- Police in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum announced on Tuesday the arrest of six people for their involvement in a case where 26 ancient trees had been illegally chopped down at a forest in Kon Plong District.
-- Authorities in the northern Vietnamese province of Tuyen Quang will organize an International Hot Air Balloon Festival from March 30 to April 3, the International Balloon Association and the provincial Department of Culture and Information announced at a conference on Tuesday.
-- Vietnam’s Danh Chieu Linh won the first runner-up prize at the finale of Mister Global 2022, an annual men’s beauty contest that has been held in Thailand since 2014, on Tuesday night.
-- “Manchester United, eliminated from the Champions League after defeat to Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford on Tuesday, are likely to face punishment from UEFA after their fans hurled objects at visiting manager Diego Simeone,” Reuters reported.
-- “Oil prices tumbled more than 6% on Tuesday to their lowest in almost three weeks, as Russia suggested it would allow a revival of the Iran nuclear deal to go forward and as traders worried growing pandemic lockdowns in China could dent demand,” Reuters reported.