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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — September 3

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — September 3

Friday, September 03, 2021, 08:26 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — September 3
Vietnam's head coach Park Hang Seo (C) attends a press conference after a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, September 3, 2021. Photo: VFF

What you need to know in Vietnam today:

Politics

-- The Vietnamese team won various prizes at the 'Army of Culture' contest in the 2021 International Army Games, which concluded with a closing and awards ceremony on Thursday, the Vietnam News Agency reported the same day.

Society

-- Vietnam has received about 29.5 million COVID-19 vaccine shots to date, giving around 20.5 million doses, including 302,074 shots on Thursday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8. Almost 2.9 million people have been fully vaccinated.

-- Police in Binh Duong Province, just outside Ho Chi Minh City, said on Thursday that they had indicted a man for threatening to 'kill the whole family' of a police officer at a COVID-19 checkpoint on August 27.

-- A married couple died on Friday morning after their house collapsed following an explosion in Quang Nam Province, located in central Vietnam. Police are investigating the cause of the blast.

-- Authorities of Cu Chi District and District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City said on Thursday that they had 'basically put COVID-19 under control.'

-- Workers have connected the last span of the Thu Thiem 2 Bridge linking District 1 to Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City.

Business

-- Vietnam's B2B startup KiotViet announced on Thursday that they had raised US$45 million in Series B financing from KKR, a global private equity powerhouse, with its current investor Jungle Ventures' participation.

Sports

-- Ten-man Vietnam lost 1-3 to hosts Saudi Arabia in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday after taking an early lead at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh.

World News

-- "Flash flooding killed at least 44 people in four Northeastern states as remnants of Hurricane Ida unleashed torrential rains that swept away cars, submerged New York City subway lines and grounded airline flights," Reuters quoted officials as saying on Thursday.

-- The U.S. plans to invest $3 billion in the vaccine supply chain, Reuters cited a top U.S. health official as saying on Thursday.

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