Read what is in the news today:
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently signed a decision appointing Dang Hoang Giang, assistant to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, as Deputy Foreign Minister from Friday.
-- Vietnam recorded 13 imported cases of COVID-19 and two domestic infections in northern Hai Duong Province on Friday afternoon, raising the national caseload to 2,550, with 2,086 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths.
-- As of Friday afternoon, nine out of nearly 5,300 people jabbed with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Vietnam have had grade-II postvaccinal reactions, in addition to a number of other cases experiencing mild side effects.
-- The Vietnamese and Australian medical authorities have determined that the Vietnamese mother and son, who tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia after leaving Vietnam, had not caught the pathogen in the Southeast Asian country, but maybe during their flight.
-- The People’s Committee of Dong Nai has approved an allocation of nearly VND6 billion (US$261,000) from the provincial budget reserve to conduct free COVID-19 tests on medical staff at public health facilities in the southern province.
-- The Market Surveillance Agency in northern Bac Giang Province has handed over an alleged smuggling case of nearly 5.2 million photovoltaic cells, nearly 228,000 raw silicon sheets, over 23 metric tons of aluminum solution and nearly four metric tons of silver solution, all of which the main components that make up the solar panels, to the provincial Department of Public Security for investigation.
-- Local people in My Thanh Commune in Phu My District in south-central Binh Dinh Province discovered a body that was washed ashore in the state of strong decomposition on Friday morning.
-- The People’s Court in southern An Giang Province on Friday sentenced Leang Davy, a 51-year-old Cambodian woman, to life imprisonment for illegally transporting two kilograms of narcotics into Vietnam for $3,000 in September 2020.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has requested all passenger bus operators running between the city and north-central Quang Tri Province or further localities in the northern part of Vietnam to move all their activities from the current Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station in Binh Thanh District to the new one in Thu Duc City from Saturday.