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— More than 100 representatives of ministries, departments, localities, research institutes, social organizations, and the foreign diplomatic corps in Vietnam on Tuesday attended a workshop jointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Program in Hanoi, with a focus on protecting and promoting human rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— Vietnam on late Tuesday afternoon reported three new imported cases of COVID-19, increasing the country’s tally to 1,405 with 1,252 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
— In response to the recent catastrophic floods in central Vietnam, the Australian water treatment innovation has been mobilized to provide 150,000l of safe drinking water every day to approximately 75,000 victims in the flood-hit areas of the central provinces of Thua Thien Hue, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, and Quang Ngai, the Australian Embassy in Hanoi announced in a press release on Tuesday.
— The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a loan agreement worth US$8 million with Imexpharm Corporation in the southern province of Dong Thap to help the company sustain its production of generic medicines despite global supply disruptions caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, ADB announced on Tuesday.
— Experts have advised local people in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to keep their doors and windows shut as well as to limit outdoor activities, especially for elderly people and children, as the two cities have detected a higher volume of PM 2.5 particles in the air in recent days.
— The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday launched the Local Health System Sustainability project in Vietnam which aims to strengthen the Vietnamese government’s capacity to sustainably manage HIV and tuberculosis, going in tandem with the country’s commitment to end HIV and TB by 2030, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi announced in a press release the same day.
— All of the transactions in the transport sector will be cashless by 2030, as part of a program on digital transformation which has recently been approved by the Ministry of Transport to be rolled out from now till 2025, with a vision toward 2030, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday.
— A Vietnamese couple has recently caused a stir over local social networks for their pre-wedding photo collection for which they spent 15 days travelling 11 cities across Vietnam.