Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnam’s Expanded Program on Immunization said on Monday that 1,530 more people had received shots of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday, raising the total number to 33,891.
-- Checkpoints for COVID-19 prevention and control at the entrances to northern Quang Ninh Province have been removed from Monday.
-- A woman died and another was severely injured after a 29-seater passenger bus carrying 19 women had lost control, slid to a drainage ditch and overturned on National Highway 6 on its way from northern Son La Province to Hanoi on Sunday morning.
-- Border guards at the Tinh Bien international border gate in southern An Giang Province discovered 61 Vietnamese people making illegal entry into Vietnam from Cambodia on Saturday, said Colonel Nguyen Thuong Le, head of the border guard station, on Sunday.
-- About 4,000 liters of diesel oil has been pumped out of the sunken ship carrying 1,500 metric tons of fly ash off Mui Ne in the south-central province of Binh Thuan as part of the ongoing salvage operation.
-- An ongoing cold wave compressing a low-pressure trough has caused medium to heavy downpours and thunderstorms while lowering temperatures to 15-18 degrees Celsius in northern and north-central Vietnamese localities from Sunday morning.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has set a target of earning US$70 billion in export turnover by 2025 and $108 billion by 2030, and maintaining an average annual export growth rate of nine percent in 2026-30.
-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training has turned down the proposals of non-public schools for opening journalism and communications faculties. Presently, only nine public schools are permitted to train journalism students in Vietnam.
-- The UK-based newspaper Daily Mail has recently voted the Golden Bridge in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang as a new wonder of the world.
-- “Germany is set to extend a lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic into its fifth month, according to a draft proposal, after infection rates exceeded the level at which authorities say hospitals will be overstretched,” Reuters reported.