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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 28

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 28

Friday, May 28, 2021, 08:32 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 28
Health workers collect samples for COVID-19 tests in Bac Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: Viet Nga / Tuoi Tre

What you need to know today in Vietnam:

Politics

-- Vietnam's State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday called on the entirety of the nation to fight against COVID-19, at a time when the country has recorded 3,295 domestic cases since April 27.

COVID-19 Updates

-- Vietnam reported 40 new local coronavirus infections on Friday morning, bringing the national tally to 6,356 patients.

-- Ho Chi Minh City started banning public gatherings of over 10 people on Friday to prevent COVID-19 spread.

-- Vietnam is expected to vaccinate seven percent of its population of almost 97 million people against COVID-19 by the end of July, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen said on Thursday.  

-- A cook at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the novel coronavirus late on Thursday night in neighboring Long An Province. Another cook at the same hotel had been confirmed as a COVID-19 patient earlier the same day.

Society

-- The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said in an urgent notice on Thursday that Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City would stop receiving international flights between May 27 and June 4.

-- Two students drowned in Ha Tinh Province, located in north-central Vietnam, on Thursday, local officials confirmed the same day. Ten deaths by drowning have happened in Ha Tinh since April, statistics showed.

Business

-- The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) has called for permission to spend money inoculating their staff in order to lessen pressure on the national coffers and speed up mass vaccination in the country, according to EuroCham Chairman Alain Cany.

World News

-- "Japan is looking to extend a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas by about three weeks to June 20, a cabinet minister said on Friday, as the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of easing less than two months before the Summer Olympics open," Reuters reported.

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