What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- An international conference was held on Thursday to discuss the actual situation of Vietnamese and Moroccan financial and banking business activities in Africa as well as solutions for promoting the two countries’ cooperation in the field, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- Police in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam are verifying a woman's Facebook post accusing traffic police officers of breaking her three-year-old son's nose and face on October 20, Colonel Nguyen Van Thao, deputy director of the Tien Giang Department of Public Security, said on Thursday.
-- Two died and many were injured in a shooting incident on Phu Quoc Island off southern Vietnam on Thursday, a local official confirmed the same day. Police investigation is underway.
-- The southern region of Vietnam is forecast to have heavy rains at night and sunlight in daytime on Friday, while the northern part will be chilly in the morning and sunny in the afternoon
-- The VPMilk Eco Farm dairy plant came on stream in Lam Dong Province, located in the Central Highlands region, on Thursday. The facility is projected to turn out 20 million liters of milk a year in the first phase.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training has changed school day starting times for K-12 students, with kindergartens and elementary schools beginning classes no earlier than 7:30 am and middle schools no earlier than 7:15 am. The old hours for elementary and middle schools were 7:00 am and 7:30 am, respectively. High schools still commence classes no earlier than 7:00 am like before.
-- "Elon Musk became Twitter Inc's new owner on Thursday, firing top executives he had accused of misleading him and providing little clarity over how he will achieve the lofty ambitions he has outlined for the influential social media platform," Reuters reported on Friday.
-- "The U.S. National Institutes of Health's $1 billion RECOVER Initiative has picked Pfizer Inc's antiviral drug Paxlovid as the first treatment it will study in patients with long COVID," Reuters cited organizers of the study as saying on Thursday.