Read what is in the news today:
— The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense received 300,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine presented by its Chinese counterpart at a ceremony held at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on Tuesday.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health warned authorities in Thu Duc City and 21 districts on Tuesday of a risk of COVID-19 spread after the Lunar New Year holiday.
— Ho Chi Minh City and some parts of Long An and Dong Nai Provinces had unseasonal rains on Tuesday afternoon as the southern city and provinces are forecast to experience such abnormal weather in the evening from now to mid-February, according to the Southern Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
— Police in northern Ha Giang Province handed over a 30-year-old man, who had been hunted nationwide since December 31, 2021 for “fraud and appropriation of property” and “using fake documents of agencies and organizations,” to their counterparts in north-central Nghe An Province on Tuesday after arresting him the previous day.
— Hanoi authorities have allowed ride-hailing service to resume operations from Tuesday after more than six months of suspension for COVID-19 prevention while cinemas, cultural and art performance venues will reopen on Thursday. The Huong Pagoda Festival, one of the greatest Buddhist festivals in the northern part of Vietnam, will also welcome visitors from February 16.
— Chairman of central Da Nang City Le Trung Chinh approved on Tuesday a plan for students in all grades to begin resuming offline study between February 14 and 21.
— More than 80 percent of parents in Ho Chi Minh City have agreed on a plan to allow elementary students to switch from current virtual classes to physical learning starting February 14, according to the municipal Department of Education and Training.
— State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for head coach of the Vietnamese men’s football team Park Hang Seo, and leaders of the Vietnam Football Federation and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Tuesday.
— FIFA will give a reward of nearly US$750,000 to the Vietnamese women’s football team for qualifying for the 2023 Women’s World Cup for the first time, according to the global football governing body’s regulations.