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-- A fire erupted at an industrial alcohol processing facility in An Thuong Ward, Hoai Duc Province, Hanoi, on Friday night, with no casualties reported.
-- Authorities in the southern province of Binh Phuoc have fined eight youngsters a total of VND120 million (US$5,278) for violating COVID-19 prevention regulations as they gathered to drink and smoke shisha, also known as Arab pipe tobacco.
-- Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son has written an open letter to people who have recovered from the Delta variant of COVID-19, calling on them to join hands in the fight against the pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City.
-- The administration of Da Nang City in central Vietnam has allowed restaurants and food joints in the green zones to receive online orders from Sunday, provided they follow a new list of social distancing regulations set out by local authorities.
-- Authorities in Cau Giay District, Hanoi on Saturday issued an urgent notification on tracing visitors to a vaccination point in the district who might have come into close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient.
-- The Vietnamese team respectively won a gold and a silver medal prize at the ‘Sniper Frontier’ and ‘Military Medical Relay Race’ contest in the 2021 International Army Games on Friday.
-- The U.S. Congress is likely to finance U.N. and other agencies providing humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan, but there is virtually no chance it will directly fund a new Taliban-led government, Reuters reported on Saturday.
-- An index of Chinese high-yield issuers fell on Friday to its lowest level since May 2020 amid rising investor worries over credit risks surrounding heavily indebted property developer China Evergrande Group, according to Reuters.