Read what is in the news today:
-- The Ministry of Health documented 2,858 domestic COVID-19 cases, including 2,115 in Ho Chi Minh City, on Wednesday morning, raising the country’s tally to 117,121, with 22,946 recoveries and 524 deaths.
-- Hanoi on Tuesday kicked off its largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, which is expected to run for nine months, with a target of administering over 5.1 million doses.
-- Some 248 out of 800 workers staying at the facility of a woodworking company in southern Binh Duong Province in accordance with social distancing requirements contracted the coronavirus, authorities confirmed on Tuesday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health on Tuesday said that it will add 100 ambulances to the fleet of emergency treatment forces across the city in the next two weeks to increase their capacity of handling the surging number of COVID-19 patients.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health on Tuesday said that four private hospitals have so far offered treatment to COVID-19 patients.
-- Ho Chi Minh City chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong has approved the establishment of an advisory group for COVID-19 prevention and economic recovery, including eight experts from leading universities in the city.
-- According to a proposal the Ministry of Industry and Trade has put forward to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, all types of goods that are not prohibited or restricted from circulation in accordance with the law are essential and thus should be allowed easy transport between localities in the social distancing context.
-- Many people in Hanoi have repeated their negligence by sticking to outdoor workout routines and such hobbies as fishing despite a prevailing ban on unnecessary travels during the social distancing period.
-- A head-on collision between a car and a truck killed three people on Ho Chi Minh City Highway in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on Tuesday afternoon.
-- Vietnam saw 7,137 traffic accidents taking place between December 15, 2020 and July 14, 2021, claiming 3,635 lives and injuring 4,984 people, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.