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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — August 27

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — August 27

Friday, August 27, 2021, 08:26 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — August 27
A soldier checks travel passes of people amid COVID-19 movement curbs in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, August 25, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

What you need to know in Vietnam today:

Politics

-- U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said her trip to Vietnam “signals the beginning of the next chapter” in the relationship between Hanoi and Washington at a press conference on Thursday at the end of her three-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

Society

-- Three workers died of carbon dioxide asphyxiation on Thursday when building a pipeline in Ha Tinh Province, located in north-central Vietnam, local authorities said.

-- Two siblings drowned in a pond in northern Hai Phong City on Thursday when playing by it following a heavy rain, police said the same day.

-- About 770,000 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses arrived in Vietnam on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health. This is part of the 31 million shots the country bought from the producers. Around 2.2 million vaccine shots from various sources are expected to land in Vietnam on Thursday and Friday.

-- The Vietnamese government has ordered the health ministry to assist a company in southern Dong Nai Province in importing 15 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses, scheduled to be delivered to Vietnam in two batches next month.

Business

-- Vietnam's lender SHB has said its board of directors had approved the sale of 100 percent stakes at its arm SHB Finance to Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited (Krungsri).

Sports

-- On Thursday, Le Van Cong won a silver medal for Vietnam in the men's 49kg powerlifting at the The 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo.

-- The Vietnamese futsal team started training in Spain on Thursday, in preparation for the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup, which will take place in Lithuania from September 12 to October 3.

World News

-- "U.S. troops helping to evacuate Afghans desperate to flee Taliban rule braced for more attacks on Friday after Islamic State struck the crowded gates of Kabul airport, killing scores of civilians and at least 13 U.S. troops," Reuters reported.

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