Read what is in the news today:
— From February 24 to 27, kindergartens, elementary schools, and middle schools in Ho Chi Minh City fielded suggestions from parents on the vaccination against COVID-19 for children from five to 11 years old, with preliminary approval ratings ranging from 35 to 98 percent in some districts.
— Huong Tran Kieu Dung, executive vice-chair of Vietnamese conglomerate FLC Group JSC, which owns Bamboo Airways, said on Sunday that the airline had prepared plans to repatriate Vietnamese citizens in Ukraine under the direction of the government.
— Police in north-central Quang Binh Province have mobilized more than 100 officers to search for a young man suspected of using a machete to kill his father before fleeing into a forest.
— Japan’s NHK public television reported on Sunday that a 35-year-old Vietnamese man was stabbed to death by another 20-year-old Vietnamese suspect at Japan Railways’ Asahikawa Station in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido Prefecture.
— Local authorities have found the body of one more victim from a tourist boat that capsized on Saturday off Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, raising the death toll to 16. Rescuers are still searching for one remaining missing passenger.
— Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh on Sunday warned the capital city would see the peak of the current COVID-19 surge in the middle of March, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
— Students from the first to sixth grades in the 18 suburban districts and towns of Hanoi will return to online learning from Monday as part of local efforts to curb COVID-19 transmission.
— The Vietnam Football Federation organized a public celebration in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday night to honor the Vietnamese U23 team for winning the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U23 Championship.