Read what is in the news today:
— Vietnam is slated to repatriate 390 Vietnamese citizens stuck in Myanmar on a Vietnam Airlines flight on Thursday, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in Myanmar. This is the fifth repatriation flight Vietnam has carried out since May 12, 2020.
— Vietnam reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, including five community infections in northern Hai Duong Province and two imported cases in southern Kien Giang Province. The national patient tally stood at 2,482, with 1,898 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths as of Thursday morning.
— The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Vietnam have issued a press release urging the Vietnamese government and the public to keep vigilance on the H5N8 human infection upon the detection of seven farm workers infected with the influenza A (H5N8) at a chicken farm in Russia, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.
— Vietnam ranks fifth in the Happy Planet Index, and second in the Asia Pacific region, according to the UK-based New Economics Foundation.
— Architect Tran Ngoc Chinh, chairman of the Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association, suggested at a seminar on Wednesday that Hanoi build its second airport south of the Vietnamese capital city earlier than previously planned to welcome international arrivals by 2045.
— Another One-Stop Service Office was launched in Can Tho on Wednesday to facilitate sustainable reintegration of returning migrant women in the Mekong Delta city, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
— The administration of Russia's St. Petersburg City on Wednesday virtually held the second international travel forum with Vietnam to boost tourism between the two sides, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has granted permission to Institut Français du Vietnam to screen seven classic and modern French movies in ten cities and provinces nationwide from March 1 to December 31.
— Japan’s government will decide whether to let overseas spectators attend the Summer Olympics in Tokyo by the end of March, Reuters cited Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa as saying on Wednesday.