Read what is in the news today:
— Vietnam had evacuated 200 citizens from military tension-affected zones in Ukraine as of Tuesday afternoon, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on the same day. There are about 7,000 Vietnamese people in Ukraine at present, and they are stilll safe.
— Children aged between five and 11 in Vietnam will be injected with Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine with a dosage of 0.2 milliliters, according to the Ministry of Health.
— The United States has delivered 1.6 million more doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday, raising the total number of jabs it has donated to Vietnam through the COVAX Program to over 26 million, according to the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.
— The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has decided to dissolve COVID-19 treatment facilities at Phu Nhuan District Hospital and Children’s Hospital 1, as well as concentrated quarantine centers for coronavirus patients set up at a number of establishments under the management of the municipal Department of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs.
— Authorities in Hanoi are mobilizing private hospitals and retired medical staff to aid the efforts of COVID-19 prevention and control amid the current surge of infections in the capital city.
— Police in northern Hai Phong City have seized 48,000 pills and 1,500 COVID-19 test kits of unknown origin in four different cases between February 25 and Monday.
— Medical staff at Children’s Hospital 2 in Ho Chi Minh City have saved a six-month-old baby, who was bitten by a dog kept in her house, with the animal’s teeth piercing her skull and touching the surface of the brain.
— The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) has connected 1,458 children orphaned by COVID-19 with their benefactors via a program that has been implemented for five months, Truong Thi Thu Thuy, head of the Family and Social Affairs Department at the VWU Central Committee, told a press conference on Tuesday.
— Vietnamese automaker VinFast announced its signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with LeasePlan, one of the world’s leading car-as-a-service companies, on Monday at the Mobile World Congress 2022 (MWC 2022) – the most influential technology and mobile exhibition in the world that runs from Monday to Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.
— The eighth Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai (traditional Vietnamese long dress) Festival will take place from March 5 to April 15, the municipal Department of Tourism announced at a press conference on Tuesday.