Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Friday visited and worked with the Pasteur Institute in Paris as part of his official visit to France.
-- Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will attend the 28th APEC Economic Leaders’ online meeting at the invitation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern from November 11 to 12.
-- Authorities in Hanoi recorded 133 new COVID-19 cases, 61 of which were found in the community, 33 in quarantine facilities, and 39 in zoned-off areas, from 6:00 pm on Thursday to 6:00 pm on Friday. Up to 62 of the patients had fully received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
-- A new COVID-19 centralized quarantine establishment was put into operation at the Saigon Hi-Tech Park in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City on Friday afternoon.
-- A dump truck killed three people and injured another traveling together on a motorbike without wearing helmets after a collision in southern Dong Nai Province on Thursday afternoon.
-- High tide in Ho Chi Minh City reached 1.7 meters on Friday afternoon, surpassing the peak of the same period last year.
-- The People’s Committee of Dong Nai, the southern province hard hit by the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Vietnam, has decided to let students in certain grades return to schools in selected locales in a trial period from November 22 to December 1 after suspending in-person schooling since May 12.
-- German security services believe that a man found dead in a street outside the Russian Embassy in Berlin last month was an undercover agent of Russia's FSB intelligence service, Der Spiegel reported on Friday.
-- Pfizer Inc is in discussions with 90 countries over supply contracts for its experimental COVID-19 pill, which was shown to reduce by 89% the risk of hospitalization or death in patients at high risk of severe illness, Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said in an interview on Friday, according to Reuters.