Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Geneva on Sunday evening to discuss topics that will accelerate the growth of football in Vietnam, including FIFA’s availability to work with the Vietnam Football Federation on technical matters and the inspiration provided by the men’s national team in reaching the third round of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
-- Vietnam received about 1.4 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine donated by France on Saturday and Sunday, bringing the total doses offered by the European donor to more than two million.
-- The Ministry of Health proposed on Sunday suspending all flights to and from southern African countries in response to the newly-identified Omicron coronavirus variant.
-- A ninth grader in Hanoi died on Sunday morning, one day after she had get vaccinated against COVID-19, while the health department of Bac Giang Province confirmed on the afternoon of the same day the death of one of four local students who had suffered anaphylactic shock after receiving Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
-- Foreign direct investment (FDI) registered in Vietnam reached US$26.46 billion as of November 20, up 0.1 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
-- The Vietnamese Embassy and Vietnam Trade Office in Australia have launched a program marketing two metric tons of Vietnamese whole frozen passion fruit products in a bid to increase the share of the fruit in the market, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Sunday.
-- Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phu Quoc Island off the southern Vietnamese province of Kien Giang have made it onto the global list of 100 greatest places to explore on Earth as voted by Time magazine.
-- Moderna’s chief medical officer Paul Burton said Sunday that a reformulated vaccine against the newly-identified Omicron coronavirus variant could be ready as soon as early 2022 if it is found to be necessary, according to Reuters.
-- Two cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, first detected in Southern Africa last week, have been confirmed in Canada, Reuters cited provincial health officials as saying on Sunday.