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-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has recently urged localities to complete the inoculation of the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for people from 18 years old in the first quarter of 2022, as well as finish vaccinating the second dose for children from 12 to under 18 in February 2022, and get ready to vaccinate children from 5 to under 12.
-- The number of COVId-19 patients in Hanoi is increasing sharply, with nearly 7,000 cases reported within 24 hours, deputy director of Hanoi’s Department of Health Tran Van Chung said at a Wednesday online meeting on the pandemic control.
-- Three submarine cable systems that account for the majority of Internet connection traffic from Vietnam to the world including Asia Pacific Gateway (APG), Asia America Gateway (AAG) and Intra-Asia (IA) are currently breaking down, disrupting Internet speed in the country.
-- Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The on Wednesday had a meeting with Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Obaid Saeed Obaid Bintaresh Al Dhaheri to seek ways to step up cooperation in transport between Vietnam and the UAE, the Vietnam News Agency reported the same day.
-- Vietnam reported a trade deficit of US$3.91 billion in the first 15 days of February as exports decreased, the General Department of Customs has announced, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.
-- Many universities in Ho Chi Minh City have reported COVID-19 cases after students were back to campus since early last week, while some schools in Hanoi have switched back to online studying given surging positive cases.