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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — August 19

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — August 19

Thursday, August 19, 2021, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — August 19
A staff member from Ho Chi Minh City's forest protection department poses for a photo with a great hornbill handed over by a local resident in District 8 on August 18, 2021. Photo: A.X./ Tuoi Tre

Check out the news you should not miss today:

Society

— Ho Chi Minh City may report 182,408 cases of COVID-19 next month, as per a scenario construct by the city’s health authorities.

— The European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) has launched a campaign called 'Breathe Again' to procure essential medical equipment for Vietnam to support the country during the fourth outbreak of COVID-19, the Embassy of Belgium in Vietnam announced on its verified Facebook page on Wednesday. EuroCham members are encouraged to donate to a new fund which will be used to buy much-needed medical equipment for Vietnam’s hard-pressed hospitals.

— The north-central province of Ha Tinh will spend VND2 billion (US$87,730) supporting its citizens who are struggling to remain in Ho Chi Minh City and other southern provinces amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

— The People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has requested functional forces at COVID-19 checkpoints across the city to create favorable conditions for commuters who have international air tickets to travel to Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

— The Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control on Wednesday night said the Ministry of Health had decided to allocate 30,000 vials of Remdesivir, a drug used in treating coronavirus patients, to the southern region which is treating many severe COVID-19 patients, including 13,000 bottles for the city alone.

— A local resident of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 8 on Wednesday handed over a 2.1kg great hornbill he caught to the local forest protection department after learning that the bird is listed as rare and endangered.

— Vietnam recorded more than 3,900 cyberattacks in January-July, the Vietnam News Agency cited the Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications as saying on Wednesday.

Business

— Vietnam’s importation of completely built-up (CBU) vehicles in January-July posted a year-on-year surge of 111.2 percent in volume despite COVID-19, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.

World news

— Current data does not indicate that COVID-19 booster shots are needed, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, adding that the most vulnerable people worldwide should be fully vaccinated before high-income countries deploy a top-up, Reuters reported.

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Dong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre News

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