What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Information and Communications has fined Trang Tran, an ex-model, VND7.5 million (US$331) for often swearing and using offensive discourse in live streams on Facebook.
-- Health workers administered a COVID-19 vaccine dose to about 40,000 children aged 12-17 in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday and Thursday, according to Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai, chief of office at the municipal Department of Health.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health has submitted a set of criteria for massage parlors, clubs, bars, and karaoke shops to reopen to the municipal People's Committee for approval. Such services have been suspended for at least five months over COVID-19 transmission concerns.
-- The Mekong Delta of Vietnam is facing a high risk of a COVID-19 outbreak after many among an influx of internal migrant workers who returned to the region from urban areas early this month have tested positive for the novel coronavirus
-- Da Nang plans to welcome back international visitors on package tours from November, according to the local Department of Tourism.
-- Vietnam have been drawn into Group C, including Japan, South Korea, and Myanmar, at the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup, to take place in India from January 20 to Feburary 6.
-- Facebook Inc is now called Meta, Reuters quoted the company as saying on Thursday, in a rebrand that focuses on building the 'metaverse.'
-- "The Delta coronavirus variant can transmit easily from vaccinated people to their household contacts, a British study found on Thursday, although contacts were less likely to get infected if they were vaccinated themselves," Reuters reported.