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— Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Thursday morning stood at 2,576, with 272 under treatment, 2,265 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
— Vietnam on Wednesday called for urgent diversification of its sources for COVID-19 vaccines amid global supply problems, as the Southeast Asian country pushes forward with an inoculation program that began earlier this month, Reuters reported the same day.
— Visas for foreigners living in Vietnam will be issued online via the National Public Service Portal in 2021, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
— Police in the southern province of Bac Lieu are investigating a case in which a 69-year-old woman was found dead and decomposing in her house where she lived alone in Vinh Loi District on Wednesday.
— Medical staff at a general hospital in border areas in the southern province of Dong Thap were given the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca on Wednesday.
— From March 15 to 24, traffic police across Vietnam detected 5,752 cases of driving under the influence. More than 3,000 driver's licenses were taken away and 5,752 vehicles of all kinds were temporarily seized.
— The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has recently submitted to the prime minister a plan to establish a regional and international administrative center in order to attract international investments.
— The northern province of Quang Ninh will set aside VND58.7 trillion (US$2.53 billion) to develop modern and synchronous infrastructure in 2021-25 to improve investment attraction, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.