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— Vietnam on Thursday morning reported 159 new cases of COVID-19, including 132 cases in Ho Chi Minh City and the northern province of Bac Giang, increasing the country’s tally to 11,794, according to the Ministry of Health.
— As of 5:00 pm on Wednesday, Vietnam’s COVID-19 Vaccine Fund had received over VND5.54 trillion (US$241.48 million) from 312,301 organizations and individuals, the Vietnam News Agency reported the same day.
— Ho Chi Minh City had seen a total of 371 blockade points set up to curb the spread of COVID-19 as of 6:00 pm on Wednesday, according to the city’s Center for Disease Control.
— The People's Committee of Bien Hoa City in southern Dong Nai Province early Thursday morning has expeditiously put the Big C Dong Nai supermarket in isolation over a COVID-19 case who had visited the venue lately.
— The current two weeks of social distancing in Ho Chi Minh City is an opportunity for it to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the community, providing that all safety regulations are strictly implemented, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son said at a press meeting on Wednesday afternoon.
— The north-central city of Vinh in Nghe An Province will have to follow social distancing measures under the prime minister’s Directive No. 15 from Thursday until further notice, as the province has reported four coronavirus cases since June 13, including one of an unknown source of infection.
— The Department of Fine Arts, Photography, and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has launched a photo contest themed 'Vietnam Through the Lens of Foreign Photographers,' calling for works depicting the beauty of the country and its people.
— The Ministry of Health approved on Wednesday the proposal of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and the Vietnam Football Federation on shortening the quarantine time to seven days from 21 days for the Vietnamese national team returning from the second round of FIFA World Cup qualification in the UAE on Thursday.