Read what is in the news today:
— Vietnam confirmed two new imported cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the patient tally to 1,413, with 1,269 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths.
— The number of men will be 1.5 million higher than that of women aged 15-49 by 2034 if gender imbalance at birth in Vietnam remains unaddressed, the General Statistics Office has reported.
— The first three volunteers in the human trial of made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine Nanocovax have been confirmed to be in good health. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam visited them at the Vietnam Military Medical University in Hanoi, where they were being monitored on Sunday, three days after their shots.
— A tropical depression that had entered the East Vietnam Sea early on Sunday morning evolved into a storm on the same day and headed to the maritime area off southern Vietnam.
— Nine houses were either totally or partially burned in a violent fire that broke out in Tan Hoa Commune of Phu Tan District, located in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, on Sunday morning.
— Military officers stationed in Tho Chu archipelago off Vietnam’s southern province of Kien Giang discovered a sack containing 20 packages of drugs with Chinese characters washing up on the coast on Friday last week.
— The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has warned that Vietnamese people who have been stranded in foreign countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic and wish to return home should watch out for fraudulent advertisements for tickets for repatriation flights.
— The first illustration exhibition, ‘Vietnam Reimagined,’ giving a chance to explore the beauty of Vietnam through the fresh and unique perspectives of 27 young Vietnamese artists opens at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi on Monday and will close on December 30, the institute has announced.
— The 12th Japanese Film Festival in Vietnam will be held at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi on December 24-31 by the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, the center announced last week.