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— Vietnam on Thursday morning reported 2,967 new cases of COVID-19, including 2,433 in Ho Chi Minh City, increasing the country’s tally to 71,144, according to the Ministry of Health.
— Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday started its new COVID-19 vaccination campaign, with 930,000 doses expected to be administered to 15 priority groups including people aged above 65, those having chronic illness, and others.
— Vietnam reported 36 coronavirus-related deaths from July 17 to 20, taking the country’s total to 370, according to the Ministry of Health.
— Hanoi is planning inoculation for its citizens with a target of more than four million out of 5.7 million people aged 18-65 getting vaccinated and up to 200,000 shots being administered per day.
— Phan Van Son, deputy head of the Da Nang People's Committee Office, has proposed strengthening COVID-19 prevention measures with outdoor activities, non-essential business activities, and gatherings of over two prohibited, after the central city reported 28 new infections including 12 local transmissions on Wednesday.
— Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Industry and Trade has assigned district authorities to build a road map for reopening traditional markets, as there are only 32 markets currently in operation in the southern city while 205 others have been temporarily closed to curb COVID-19 spread.
— Vietnam’s photographer Dzung Nguyen has recently won an honorable mention for individuals in the print category with his work entitled 'Drying Sedge Mat' at the 29th FIAP Colour Biennial held by the International Federation of Photographic Art in France.
— Nine excellent Vietnamese students in France were honored with awards from the Union of Vietnamese Students in France and the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts at a ceremony organized recently at the Vietnamese Embassy in Paris, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.
— Rescuers have found the bodies of 10 more workers who were trapped in a flooded highway tunnel in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai last week, bringing the death toll to 13, state media reported late on Wednesday, according to Reuters.