— Top medical experts across Vietnam attended a second virtual consultation section to discuss treatment for a severe case of COVID-19, patient No. 1,536, on Friday afternoon.
— The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has requested people limit large gatherings and organizing festivals, while complying with the health authorities’ requirements and guidelines on COVID-19 prevention and control during the upcoming 2021 Lunar New Year celebrations.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport announced a detailed plan of rerouting traffic on several streets in District 1 ahead and during the upcoming 2021 Lunar New Year celebrations.
— Remittances to Vietnam in 2020 is estimated at about US$15.7 billion, making it in the top 10 countries receiving most remittances in the world, according to the World Bank.
— A 1,000-square-meter fruit and vegetable purchasing and distribution center was opened at the My Tho Industrial Park in My Tho City in the Mekong Delta’s Tien Giang Province on Friday, according to Vietnam News Agency.
— The India-Vietnam Investment Forum was held jointly by the Indian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, the Private Economic Development Research Board, the Investment & Trade Promotion Center of Ho Chi Minh City, and VinaCapital Group in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
— The culture-tourism week 2021 of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap was kicked-started in Sa Dec City on Friday night and will last until January 27, offering visitors a wide range of exciting activities.
— Four men were given long jail sentences for 78 years in total on Friday for the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese men, women and children who suffocated to death in a stifling, airtight shipping container in October 2019 as they were being smuggled into Britain, according to Reuters.