Read what is in the news today:
-- The Ministry of Health documented 2,775 local COVID-19 infections, including 1,739 cases in Ho Chi Minh City, on Wednesday morning, raising the country’s tally to 65,607, with 11,443 recoveries and 334 deaths.
-- Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City instructed about 100 residents at Masteri Thao Dien apartment complex in Thu Duc City to collect samples for COVID-19 testing on their own following a trial scheme on Tuesday.
-- As many as 1,431 out of 2,301 infections detected in Long An Province in the ongoing transmission wave had not been numbered by the Ministry of Health as of 6:30 pm Tuesday.
-- Some 106 severe COVID-19 patients being treated at the Ho Chi Minh City COVID-19 Resuscitation Hospital, which is established inside 115 People’s Hospital in District 10, have seen significant improvements in the past week, Dr. Do Quoc Huy, director of the hospital, said on Tuesday afternoon.
-- The Ministry of Health has requested leaders at Viet Xo Friendship Hospital in Hanoi to explain an a accusation where a woman enjoyed an unfair priority to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose thanks to her acquaintance’s connections.
-- Police in Hanoi said on Tuesday that they had started legal proceedings against a 29-year-old woman from Bac Giang Province for deceiving and appropriating more than VND6.2 billion (US$269,250) from 140 Vietnamese people who wanted to get a job in South Korea.
-- Police in Da Nang on Tuesday arrested two Chinese nationals for breaking into their compatriot’s house, destroying some properties and stealing over VND3 billion ($130,300) last week.
-- Rescuers in Bac Tu Liem District, Hanoi on Tuesday managed to help a 14-year-old boy with autism get out of a narrow gap between two houses after he had been stuck there for 26 hours.
-- Song Hau Plantation in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is likely to have to dump hundreds of metric tons of pasteurized milk as transportation to Ho Chi Minh City has been obstructed by travel restrictions under the social distancing implementation across the southern region.
-- The Ministry of Transport has proposed that Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh reduce the number of daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi to only two, as per the request of the Hanoi People’s Committee.