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— 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.
— 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.
— 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.