Read what is in the news today:
-- Daily COVID-19 cases in Hanoi climbed to 2,045 on Sunday, a record high in the capital city since the start of the pandemic.
-- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered the Ministry of Health to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5 to 11.
-- Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City handled between 20,000 and 30,000 passengers per day during the recent New Year holiday, according to the airport administration.
-- Traffic accidents killed 27 people and injured 25 others across Vietnam in the first two days of 2022.
-- Some 50,000 tourists from neighboring provinces flocked to the popular beach city of Vung Tau in southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province in the first two days of 2022.
-- Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, an Englishman of Vietnamese origin who is also Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, has received a Knighthood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to the fight against COVID-19.
-- The government has adopted a vocational training strategy for the 2021-30 period, with a vision to 2045, to raise the rate of manpower with diplomas or certificates to 30 percent over the next five years and 35-40 percent by 2030.
-- The Hanoi administration has decided to put on a fireworks display at only one venue to welcome the 2022 Lunar New Year on the evening of January 31.
-- A freight train departed from southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region early Saturday for Vietnam, a member country of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, after the pact came into force on the same day, according Xinhua news agency.
-- At least 22 people were injured in a 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the county of Ninglang in southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Sunday, Xinhua cited local authorities.