Here are the news stories you should not miss today:
-- Many young Vietnamese people have decided to dedicate their time to helping the less unfortunate celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday via a variety of activities such as singing and playing music for cancer patients, giving presents to homeless people, and raising funds on social media.
-- Leaders of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Police have asserted they will boost their efforts in preventing and fighting theft and robberies during the Lunar New Year festival. Officers also advised local residents to pay extra attention to their property during the period.
-- Many people in Ho Chi Minh City reported being unable to withdraw money from local ATMs on Saturday.
-- Several flights at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City were delayed on Saturday, some of which were postponed for nearly 12 hours, forcing a lot of passengers to wait endlessly at the airdrome.
-- Traffic congestion remained a nightmare at the entrances of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as of Saturday evening as a large number of people were heading back to their hometowns for Tet celebration.
-- One motorcyclist was killed and six other people were hospitalized following a pile-up involving a bus, a long-haul bus, and a motorbike in the southern province of Dong Nai on Saturday evening.
-- A young woman was found dead with a wound on her neck inside a drug store in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday afternoon.
-- A tropical depression forming in the southeast Philippines is forecast to enter the East Vietnam Sea on February 14, just two days before the Lunar New Year. There is, however, a low chance that it will become a storm.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Power Company has announced that there will be no power cut during the Lunar New Year holiday (February 14 to 20), adding that the hotline for electrical problems is 1900 545454.
-- ‘Lover rental’ has become a flourishing service in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as an increasing number of people are looking for a boyfriend or girlfriend to introduce to their parents or just to simply accompany them during the national Tet holiday.
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