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-- Vietnam opposes China’s unilateral decision to ban fishing in the East Vietnam Sea from May to August, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said in a press meeting on Friday.
-- Numerous people have begun leaving Ho Chi Minh City for their hometowns prior to the four-day holiday celebrating the Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers' Day (May 1), causing heavy congestion at major gateways.
-- A sixth and a seventh-grade schoolgirls from southern province of Dong Nai drowned while bathing in a local lake on Friday morning, an official confirmed, adding that their bodies were found in the afternoon of the same day.
-- Numerous youngsters who are required to work throughout the four-day holiday commemorating Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers' Day (May 1) crammed into some restaurants in a downtown Ho Chi Minh City shopping center to celebrate the holiday at midnight.
-- A music event titled 'Bai ca thong nhat, khat vong vuon cao' (Song of unity, ambition to rise) that was taking place at Ho Chi Minh City's Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on Friday night had to be postponed due to torrential downpours after two-thirds of the event had been completed.
-- Several streets in Thu Duc City, under Ho Chi Minh City, were submerged by floodwaters following an hour-long downpour on Friday afternoon.
-- Numerous transport firms operating on the Ho Chi Minh City-Mekong Delta route were unable to return to Ho Chi Minh City on time due to a congestion in Tien Giang Province, resulting in thousands of passengers returning home for the holidays as they were unable to board the buses on time.
-- Son Tung M-TP, Vietnam's leading pop star, has apologized for his latest music video, which contains suicidal and 'violent' themes, and has suspended distribution in the country.
-- Ho Chi Minh City will offer a new tourism product entitled ‘Sai Gon River Cruise’, allowing travelers to enjoy sightseeing from the river by travelling on a high-class yatch.
-- The Binh Dinh Tourism Festival with the theme ‘Quy Nhon – Sea Paradise’, an activity in response to the 2022 National Tourism Year, was kicked off on Friday night in the south-central city of Quy Nhon, attracting hundreds of locals and tourists.
-- A sand castle building contest, part of the 'Da Nang beach tourist season 2022' series of events, took place on Friday, drawing approximately 300 local students .
-- A honeycomb weighing 43kg, measuring 2.2m long and 1m wide, is projected to provide approximately 15 liters of honey and is on exhibit at the U Minh National Park as part of the 'Ca Mau - Destination 2022' event.