Read what is in the news today:
-- AstraZeneca announced its plan to invest an additional US$90 million in Vietnam, underpinning the company's commitment to expand its presence in the country, during Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s working session with AstraZeneca Executive Director and CEO Pascal Soriot in the UK on Tuesday morning.
-- During Tuesday’s meeting, PM Chinh and CEO Soriot witnessed the signing ceremony between Vietnam Vaccine Joint Stock Company and AstraZeneca Vietnam for the purchase of more than 25 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
-- The central city of Da Nang began vaccinating children aged 15 to 17 against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday, in an effort to soon reach herd immunity and reopen schools.
-- Health authorities in south-central Binh Thuan Province administered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to nearly 5,000 prisoners at the Z30D prison in Ham Tan District on Tuesday.
-- “Japanese drugmaker Shionogi will begin a Phase 3 clinical trial on its COVID-19 vaccine this month, mainly in Vietnam and other Asian countries, CEO Isao Teshirogi said Monday,” Nikkei Asia reported.
-- Nguyen Hoai Nam, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, on behalf of the city’s health authorities received seven ventilators, 500,000 needles, and 500,000 syringes worth a total of about $200,000 donated by CZ Slovakia Vietnam Co. Ltd., which belongs to real estate developer CZ Slovakia A.S, on Tuesday.
-- An erring aircraft tug driver caused an Airbus A321 plane to strike a stationary aircraft operated by Bamboo Airways prior to take-off at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on Tuesday.
-- Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a well-known UK-based education organization, announced on Tuesday that 12 Vietnamese schools have made it to the top 675 universities in the QS Asia University Rankings 2022.
-- Vietnam edged out Myanmar 1-0 on Tuesday evening to make it through to the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup as the Group I winners.