-- The Government Office on Friday approved a pilot plan to reopen routes connecting several provinces and cities whose airport operators accept regular domestic passenger flights without requiring centralized quarantine from October 10 to 20.
-- Police in the Central Highlands city of Buon Ma Thuot on Friday initiated legal proceedings against a 36-year-old man for “spreading dangerous infectious diseases to others."
-- People in Dong Nai no longer need to apply for travel passes when going out within the southern provine starting Saturday, according to the provincial People's Committee.
-- Dong Nai officials have decided to ease COVID-19 social distancing restrictions from Saturday to facilitate socio-economic recovery after months of lockdown.
-- An additional donation of 603,380 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from the U.S. to Vietnam arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday evening, the U.S. Consulate General said on its verified Facebook page.
-- A Vietnamese woman has delivered a baby boy on a train from Ho Chi Minh City to the coastal province of Quang Binh.
-- The U.S. will accept the use by international visitors of COVID-19 vaccines authorized by its regulators or the World Health Organization, Reuters reported on Friday.