Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday received 50,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by Austria.
-- The People’s Committee of Hanoi has required people returning from localities with a high number of COVID-19 infections like Ho Chi Minh City to be isolated at home, starting Wednesday, even though they have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recovered from the disease.
-- Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung on Tuesday requested the capital authorities to allow close contacts of COVID-19 cases to be quarantined at home on a trial basis.
-- Ho Chi Minh City authorities have allowed venues like bars, cinemas, and massage parlors to resume full operations in certain areas, while bike ride-hailing services can operate at half of their capacity from Tuesday.
-- Vietnam Airlines on Tuesday received a foreign air operator certificate issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), thanks to which the national flag carrier has become the first Vietnamese airline to run regular direct flights to the States.
-- Nearly 61,000 students could not go to school due to flooding in south-central Binh Dinh Province on Tuesday, according to the provincial Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue.
-- Ho Chi Minh City chairman Phan Van Mai on Tuesday proposed the reopening of schools in areas safe from COVID-19 outbreak risk of Hoc Mon and Cu Chi Districts in the city outskirts.
-- Vietnam put up a solid performance but suffered a defeat against Saudi Arabia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Hanoi on Tuesday night.
-- “Netherlands forwards Steven Bergwijn and Memphis Depay struck late to send their country into the 2022 World Cup with a 2-0 home victory over Norway on Tuesday as Group G winners,” Reuters reported.