Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his British counterpart Boris Johnson agreed that Vietnam and the UK will recognize each other’s ‘vaccine passport’ early during their online talks on Tuesday.
-- Functional forces removed all COVID-19 checkpoints at 12 entrances to Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday evening.
-- More than 3,000 children aged 16 to 17 in District 1 and Cu Chi District in Ho Chi Minh City will be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Wednesday.
-- Officials on Tho Chau Island off southern Kien Giang Province said on Tuesday that they had detected the first-ever COVID-19 case on the island since the appearance of the pandemic in Vietnam early last year. The patient had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
-- Authorities in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri found an empty boat with Chinese characters was washed ashore on Tuesday afternoon.
-- Police in southern Dong Nai Province said on Tuesday that they were working on paperwork to handle Thuan Phat Steel Export-Import JSC for discharging untreated wastewater into the environment and disposing of solid waste at the wrong place, causing environmental pollution.
-- The Vietnamese Politburo has approved the postponement of the 2021 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to the second quarter of 2022 and the cancelation of the 2021 ASEAN Para Games in Vietnam, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism said on Tuesday.
-- Vietnam will meet Taiwan in Group I’s opener at the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup qualifiers in Kyrgyzstan at 5:00 pm on Wednesday (Vietnam time).
-- Residents in Lanzhou, Gansu, have been told to stay at home as China has placed the city of four million under lockdown in an attempt to stamp out a domestic coronavirus outbreak, with buses, taxis and key rail routes suspended, according to AFP.