Here are today’s leading news stories:
— President Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent the best greetings to all Vietnamese people throughout the nation and abroad via national television on the eve of the 2022 Lunar New Year.
— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited and extended Lunar New Year greetings to the Party Committee as well as authorities and people of Hanoi on Monday night.
— The Ministry of Health documented 12,674 COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the national tally to 2,275,727, with 2,022,450 recoveries and 37,777 deaths.
— It is expected to be rainy and chilly with chances of sleet and frost on high mountains in northern Vietnam, and sunny with high temperature in southern provinces on Tuesday, the first day of the 2022 lunar year, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
— Fireworks were lit by residents in many areas across Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Ha Tinh, and Nghe An Provinces in north-central Vietnam on the 2022 Lunar New Year’s Eve despite authorities’ efforts to prevent the illegal action.
— Police in north-central Thanh Hoa Province confirmed on Monday they had arrested a 38-year-old woman for allegedly beating to death her creditor before hiding the victim’s body in a biogas pit.
— Vietnam’s industrial production index (IPI) in January rose by 2.4 percent year-on-year, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the General Statistics Office as saying.
— Vietnam will battle with China in their 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi at 7:00 pm on Tuesday. The game will be aired on VTV5 and VTV6 channels as well as FPT Play.