Read what is in the news today:
— Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will make a state visit to Singapore this week at the invitation of President Halimah Yacob, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.
— A recent cold air spell has killed hundreds of cattle in mountainous regions in the north-central province of Nghe An.
— The Ministry of Public Security has announced the issuance of electronic identification accounts for Vietnamese citizens to perform public administrative procedures online starting Friday.
— A police officer and a young man risked their lives to rescue a six-year-old boy from a burning house in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi on Tuesday afternoon.
— Health authorities in Ho Chi Minh City discovered 70 samples testing positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant out of 92 samples taken through random screening in one week, representing a ratio of more than 76 percent, while the Delta variant made up less than 30 percent, the municipal health department’s director Tang Chi Thuong told a meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
— The Ministry of Industry and Trade and Samsung Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in smart factory development on Tuesday.
— Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh called upon ministries, agencies, and chairmen of the People’s Committees of provinces and cities via a telegram sent on Tuesday to ensure the supply of petroleum for the domestic market as local residents have struggled to buy the fuel after four recent price spikes.
— Vietnam has reopened air routes to 20 countries and territories, namely Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, Laos, mainland China, France, Germany, the UK, Australia, Russia, and the U.S.
— As of Tuesday afternoon, 78.86 percent of total students across Vietnam had resumed face-to-face learning, the Vietnam News Agency cited the Ministry of Education and Training.