17.05.2021, 09:17

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — May 17

Read what is in the news today:

COVID-19 Updates

-- The Ministry of Health confirmed 37 domestic cases of COVID-19 on Monday morning, taking the national tally to 4,212 patients, including 2,746 locally-transmitted infections.

-- Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, Vietnamese Minister of National Defense, ordered military-run medical units to send more forces to northern Bac Ninh and Bac Giang Provinces to aid the battle against COVID-19 on Sunday.

-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health said on Sunday evening that all medical staff at more than 100 hospitals in the city had been sampled for COVID-19 testing.

-- The Ministry of Health said the second batch of almost 1.7 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses provided by the COVAX Facility arrived in Vietnam on Sunday afternoon.

Society

-- The labor departments of the Central Highlands provinces of Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, and Dak Nong reported on Sunday afternoon that about 200 Chinese workers and professionals were working without work permits at wind power projects there.

-- Da Nang has suspended the operations of taxis, contract vehicles with fewer than nine seats, ride-hailing cars and motorbikes, and two-wheeler delivery services from 6:00 am Monday after a rideshare driver was infected with COVID-19.

-- Authorities in northern Quang Ninh Province have suspended the operations of all private medical facilities, except for Vinmec Ha Long International Hospital and Vietnam - Russia International Eye Hospital in Ha Long City, from 0:00 on Sunday and forbidden gatherings of more than ten people in public places from 12:00 pm the same day to prevent coronavirus transmission. 

-- A patrol team of the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security said on Sunday that they had imposed fines totaling VND29.5 million (US$1,283) on the driver and the owner of a car after the former had been caught driving in the wrong direction on the Hanoi - Thai Nguyen Expressway without a driver’s license.

Lifestyle

-- The Ao Dai Museum in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City is running an exhibition of ao dai (Vietnam's traditional long gown) on the occasion of the International Museum Day (May 18).