Check out the news you should not miss today in Vietnam:
— Border guards in the northern provinces of Dien Bien and Lao Cai on Thursday morning busted two rings which trafficked drugs from the infamous Golden Triangle area of northwestern Laos, northeastern Myanmar, and northern Thailand to Vietnam before transporting them to China for consumption, with four suspects detained and 144 bricks of heroin and three motorbikes seized.
— The Trung Luong – My Thuan Expressway in southern Tien Giang Province on Thursday afternoon saw congested traffic for more than three kilometers after a veggie truck overturned, as its tire had suddenly exploded.
— Ho Chi Minh City Children’s Hospital has seen many children hospitalized during Tet for not only road crashes but also accidents at home including swallowing objects, mistakenly drinking gasoline, or getting burned by boiling water.
— An over-four-meter-high gate grown from two yellow apricot blossom trees by Vo Van Banh, 70, in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang’s Thoai Son District, has recently become a sensation as people have come to Banh’s house to take pictures with the gate on the Lunar New Year (Tet) occasion.
— Fifty percent of the Generation Z (born in the mid-to-late 1990s to the early 2010s) surveyed in Vietnam have reached out for dating apps as COVID-19 social distancing has stopped them from direct connection, a recent report from Tinder showed.
— New United States Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper tried his hand at traditional calligraphy with writing ‘Xin Chao Vietnam’ (Hello Vietnam) to celebrate the country’s Lunar New Year in a video released by the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi on Thursday.