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— The People’s Committee of the north-central province of Nghe An on Wednesday decided to extend the current shelter-in-place mandate in the entirety of Vinh City, requiring local residents not to go outside until 0:00 on September 6 to curb the spread of COVID-19.
— The north-central city of Thanh Hoa will follow social distancing measures under the prime minister’s Directive No. 16 for seven days from Thursday after it reported two local COVID-19 infections.
— Vietnam’s national COVID-19 vaccine fund had received a total of VND8.652 trillion (US$376.1 million) as of 5:00 pm on Wednesday, the Vietnam News Agency reported, citing the fund’s management board the same day.
— The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has suspended Nguyen Van Vung, director of the provincial sports training center, after 29 of its trainees and coaches were infected with COVID-19.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Red Cross Association has collaborated with the Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association in developing an application called 'Golden Blood Drop' and a website at giotmauvang.org.vn, making it easier for donors to register for blood donation and get documents to pass local COVID-19 checkpoints during the ongoing social distancing period.
— Authorities in Quang Binh Province are working to handle a 5km oil slick which is allegedly an oil residue leaked from ships passing through the provincial beach.
— Vietnam’s exportation of electronic products and components may reach $50 billion in value in 2021, a year-on-year rise of 13.5 percent, according to the Import-Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
— Hanoi will reduce school fees by 50 percent for K-12 students in the 2021-22 academic year to share the burden with them and their parents during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tran The Cuong, director of the local Department of Education, said on Wednesday.
— Armed men kidnapped 73 children from a school in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara in the latest mass abduction in the region, Reuters quoted police as saying in a statement on Wednesday.