Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- The Parliament of Latvia (Saeima) has announced that it will resell to Vietnam 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- Tropical Storm Kompasu was located 850 kilometers northeast of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago at 7:00 am on Tuesday, packing winds at 90-120km per hour. It is forecast to travel west and continue picking up strength.
-- Long haul buses between Ho Chi Minh City and other localities are expected to resume operations from Wednesday, the municipal Department of Transport said on Monday.
-- Tens of thousands of people flooded COVID-19 vaccination sites in the southern province of Binh Duong on Monday as they feared the locality would soon run out of doses.
-- Dr. Do Kim Chi, head of the medical station in Khanh Hung Ward, located in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau, has tendered a resignation following an incident where 15 dogs and one cat of COVID-19 patients were culled in the ward last weekend.
-- The Ministry of Transport has decided to resume the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi-Hai Phong passenger train services on a trial basis from Wednesday.
-- Many coffee shops in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City have been letting customers enjoy their drinks at their venues even though the municipal authorities have only allowed takeaway service due to the serious COVID-19 pandemic.
-- Air travelers from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi are now only required to quarantine at their home or accommodation establishments for seven days, according to a new decision announced by the Hanoi People’s Committee on Monday evening.
-- Police in the south-central province of Binh Thuan confirmed on Monday they had arrested four suspects aged 34 to 44 for selling fake COVID-19 test results.
-- Multiple streets in Hanoi were inundated on Monday morning and afternoon following a prolonged downpour, resulting immense challenges for commuters.