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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — September 1

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — September 1

Wednesday, September 01, 2021, 08:34 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — September 1
A medical worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a foreign student at Kien Giang University in Kien Giang Province, Vietnam, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nhu Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Read what is in the news today:

COVID-19 Updates

-- Ho Chi Minh City authorities have set a target to administer COVID-19 vaccines to all people over 18 years old by September 30, according to Pham Duc Hai, deputy head of the municipal Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

-- A representative of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Public Security said on Tuesday that officers stationed at checkpoints have detected 30 coronavirus infections and two cases using fake travel passes by scanning medical declaration codes since August 23, when the city began enforcing a shelter-in-place mandate.

-- Hanoi authorities have put a field hospital for critical COVID-19 patients with more than 500 beds into operation in Hoang Mai District after over one month of construction.

Society

-- Police in southern Binh Phuoc Province have decided to fine seven people a total of VND105 million (US$4,600) for gathering at a party in local Dong Xoai City amidst social distancing on Sunday night.

-- The Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Ho Chi Minh City said on Tuesday that it had discharged a recovered five-year-old after five replantation sessions. A forklift had cut off his right foot three months ago.

Education

-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training has proposed the municipal People’s Committee vaccinate over 642,000 students from 12 to 18 years old against COVID-19 before the end of the first semester of the 2021-22 school year so that they can resume in-person learning in the second semester.

Business

-- The Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board has proposed piloting a type of travel pass for people who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19, as well as those who have tested negative for the coronavirus to travel countrywide.

-- Vietnamese enterprises invested $575 million abroad in the January-August period, up 74.1 percent over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office’s data.

World news

-- “Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing COVID-19,” Reuters reported.

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