Read what is in the news today:
-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Health confirmed 44 new domestic COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, raising the national tally to 8,791 infections with 3,368 recoveries and 53 deaths.
-- As many as 410,310 samples had been collected for COVID-19 testing from 159 locations in 20 districts and Thu Duc City in Ho Chi Minh City as of 10:00 am on Sunday, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control reported.
-- Medical authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have said that they are handling 3,464 cases with high risks of COVID-19 infection found through more than 185,000 health declarations submitted by people entering and exiting Go Vap District as of 3:00 pm on Sunday.
-- Functional forces in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City have coordinated with their colleagues in the three districts of Tan Binh, Phu Nhuan, and Binh Thanh to set up 26 more COVID-19 checkpoints in alleys connecting the districts.
-- Vietnam’s COVID-19 Vaccine Fund had received VND1.3 trillion (US$56.7 million) from donors as of 5:00 pm on Sunday, the Ministry of Finance reported.
-- Officials in Phu Quoc City have proposed the People’s Committee of southern Kien Giang Province ask for permission from related ministries, agencies, and the national government to temporarily suspend domestic flights to the island city for coronavirus prevention.
-- Police in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang said on Sunday that they had started legal proceedings against two men for attacking officers stationed at a local coronavirus checkpoint with a knife under the influence of alcohol.
-- Vietnam’s seafood exports hit $3.27 billion in the first five months of this year, up 14 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.
-- Vietnam are slated to compete against Indonesia in their second round in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the UAE at 11:45 pm on Monday (Vietnam time).
-- “Australia’s Victoria state on Monday reported its biggest rise in new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in a week as authorities rushed to track the source of the highly infectious Delta variant found among infections in the latest outbreak,” Reuters reported.
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