Check out the news you should not miss today:
— Vietnam’s health ministry reported 15,150 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, alongside 12,353 recoveries and 115 virus-related fatalities.
— A total of 13 people were killed and 15 others injured in traffic accidents across Vietnam on Saturday, the first day of a nine-day break marking the 2022 Lunar New Year, or Tet, festival.
— Doctors at Dong Nai General Hospital No. 2 in southern Vietnam successfully resuscitated a 51-year-old man suffering from local anesthesia poisoning during a wart treatment on his feet.
— Tolls on Hanoi Highway in Ho Chi Minh City will decrease by VND1,000-3,000 (US$0.04-0.1) beginning February 1, depending on the type of vehicle, with the lowest being VND24,000 ($1) and the highest VND137,000 ($6).
— The Nguyen Hue Flower Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, created annually to celebrate the Tet holiday, was teeming with visitors during the opening night on Saturday.
— Saigontourist Travel Service Company launched its ‘Tren Ben Duoi Thuyen’ spring flower festival tour on Saturday at Binh Dong Wharf along Tau Hu Canal in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 8 to promote the city’s image as a part of its tourism recovery activities.
— Meritorious artist and director of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet Theater Tran Ly Ly has been appointed head of the Department of Performing Arts, becoming the first female chief of this department.
— Twenty-two out of 23 Vietnamese national women’s football team players have tested negative for the coronavirus and are ready to take a flight to China on Sunday for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup quarterfinal.
— Thousands held a loud but peaceful protest in Canada’s capital Ottawa on Saturday against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates, on the streets and snow-covered lawn in front of parliament, Reuters reported.