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Vietnam News Today August 25 Military Forces Set Up Mobile Oxygen Production Stations in HCMC

Vietnam News Today (August 25): AIPA-42: Vietnam steps up digital application in all areas; More than 10,800 Covid-19 cases were added on August 24; Military forces set up mobile oxygen production stations in HCMC; Military medics deliver quick Covid test kits to HCMC district.

Vietnam News Today August 25 Military Forces Set Up Mobile Oxygen Production Stations in HCMC

Vietnam News Today (August 24): Soldiers Supply Food to Ho Chi City Needy Citizens

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Vietnam News Today (August 25) notable headlines

AIPA-42: Vietnam steps up digital application in all areas

More than 10,800 Covid-19 cases added on August 24

Military forces set up mobile oxygen production stations in HCMC

Military medics deliver quick Covid test kits to HCMC district

Vietnamese tourist hotpots in contention for 2021 World Travel Awards

Vietnam forecast to grow by 4.8 percent in 2021: World Bank

Vietnam asks China to facilitate customs clearance for agricultural produce: Minister

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Concerted efforts bring Hanoi closer to herd immunity against Covid-19

The Vietnamese delegation at the meeting of the Social Committee in the framework of AIPA 42. Photo: VNA

AIPA-42: Vietnam steps up digital application in all areas

Vietnam has suggested regional countries step up digital application and transformation in all areas, thus creating a double effect on the economy.

During a meeting of the 42nd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-42) via video conference on August 24, the Vietnamese delegation urged adopting more effective measures to mitigate impacts of climate change while enhancing investment in infrastructure of ecological system, cited VNA.

They also proposed several contents regarding parliaments’ role in stepping up sustainable development goals in the 2030 Agenda.

Participants at the event called on the AIPA Community to take more practical actions and agreed on the importance of digital application in mitigating climate change’s impacts.

They suggested AIPA member parliaments and agencies concerned raise awareness of the transformation potential of the 2030 Agenda and build national consensus.

In their opinions, it is necessary to consider a mechanism on communications and feedback, boost collaboration among AIPA member parliaments to overcome challenges and hasten efforts to realise the 2030 Agenda.

More than 10,800 Covid-19 cases added on August 24

Additional 10,811 Covid-19 cases, including 14 imported ones, were confirmed nationwide in the past 24 hours to 6pm on August 24, according to the Ministry of Health.

Of the new cases, Ho Chi Minh City reported 4,627 cases, Binh Duong 3,628, Dong Nai 799, Long An 393, Khanh Hoa 203, Dong Thap 162, Da Nang 153, Tay Ninh 105, Tien Giang 93, Can Tho 72, Hanoi 66, Ba Ria – Vung Tau 64, Kien Giang 61, Binh Thuan 56, Soc Trang and An Giang each 42, Nghe An 28, Phu Yen 24, Dak Lak 21, Binh Phuoc 20, Thua Thien-Hue 13, Ben Tre 12, Vinh Long and Quang Nam each 11, Ha Tinh 10, Hau Giang, Quang Tri and Son La each 9, Bac Lieu and Lang Son each 7, Tra Vinh 6, Thanh Hoa, Lam Dong and Binh Dinh each 5, Ninh Thuan 4; Gia Lai, Bac Ninh and Bac Giang each 3, Quang Binh 2; Quang Ngai, Ha Nam, Hai Phong and Ca Mau each 1.

Vietnam has so far logged 369,267 infections, ranking 66th out of 222 countries and territories.

Since the fourth pandemic wave hit the country on April 27, Vietnam has counted 365,152 cases. Of which, 159,501 recovered.

F1 cases on the way to quarantine facilities in Ca Mau province. Photo: VNA

On August 24, 7,663 patients were given the all-clear from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 162,279, reported VNA.

Among those under treatment, 706 are being cared for in ICUs and 27 are treated with ECMO.

There were 348 deaths the same day, including 292 in Ho Chi Minh City, 35 in Binh Duong, 4 in Dong Nai, each 3 in Dong Thap and Tien Giang, each 2 in Ba Ria – Vung Tau and Soc Trang, and each 1 in An Giang, Ben Tre, Binh Dinh, Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan, Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue.

As of August 24, the country's death toll reached 9,014.

A total of 17,646,353 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered so far, with 15,725,040 people receiving the first shot and 1,922,313 getting full two jabs.

Military forces set up mobile oxygen production stations in HCMC

The Air Defense- Air Force Service under the Ministry of Defense established two mobile oxygen production stations on August 24 at Military Hospital 175 to promptly meet the demand for oxygen in Ho Chi Minh City.

According to the Air Defense- Air Force Service, each station has a daily capacity of filling up between 40 and 60 oxygen cylinders, with each one able to extract 40 liters at a pressure of 150 kg/cm2. Stations will consist of six staff members, including two drivers and four electricians.

Two mobile oxygen production stations are established at Military Hospital 175. Photo: VNA

Factory A41 of the Air Defense- Air Force Service will deploy three on-site liquid oxygen production lines with a capacity of approximately 4,300 oxygen cylinders in the southern city.

The factory presented 1,000 40-litre oxygen cylinders on August 18 to 12 field hospitals and COVID-19 treatment facilities in HCM City, VOV reported.

HCM City is currently the largest coronavirus hotspot in Vietnam, recording approximately 4,000 new cases daily. Its cumulative tally of infections has risen to more than 170,000, or more than half of the country’s total.

Military medics deliver quick Covid test kits to HCMC district

A mobile medic squad in HCMC braved the elements to deliver quick Covid-19 test kits to around 1,500 residents in Binh Thanh District.

At a mobile medical station in Ward 11 of Binh Thanh District, Doan Ngoc Hung, a doctor from Vietnam Military Medical University in Hanoi, puts on a protective suit on his first day at work in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday, cited VnExpress.

Each station has around 4-6 members in charge of management, treating Covid-19 cases at home and vaccinating residents, among other tasks.

Photo: VnExpress

One station in Ward 11 is located at a traditional medicinal facility. It has six employees who take care of over 28,000 residents in the area.

During their first day's work, Hung's squad collected samples for Covid-19 testing and handed out quick Covid-19 test kits for families. They use motorbikes to get into small alleys and access different neighborhoods.

The municipal Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has recently allowed people to perform quick Covid-19 tests on their own as a trial, and instructed authorities to collect samples from high-risk areas over the next two weeks.

Health workers would take samples from one family member, so the rest could follow. It takes around five minutes to distribute test kits and instruct each family on how to use them.

Starting last weekend, Vietnam Military Medical University dispatched around 1,100 staff and students to support their colleagues in HCMC and other southern localities in the Covid-19 fight.

Vietnamese tourist hotpots in contention for 2021 World Travel Awards

Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue and Hoi An, famed Vietnamese tourism havens, have been nominated in different categories at the 2021 World Travel Awards for Asia.

Hanoi will compete with 11 other regional cities for Asia's leading city break destination. The other nominees are Almaty, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Kyoto, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Ulaanbaatar.

Hoi An ancient town, which used to be a busy international commercial port from the 16th to 19th centuries, and Hue, the seat of Vietnam's last ruling Nguyen Dynasty, are among six nominees for Asia's leading cultural city destination.

The tomb of King Gia Long, the first ruler of Nguyen Dynasty, in Hue is seen from above. Photo: VnExpress

These two Vietnamese tourist towns will compete with Beijing, Kyoto, Delhi and Seoul for the title.

The central city of Da Nang, famous for its signature international fireworks' festival, got a nomination for Asia's leading festival and event destination along with Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Seoul, Shanghai and Singapore.

Cuc Phuong, Vietnam's first national park located in the Tam Diep mountain range of Ninh Binh Province, is one of six nominees for the title of Asia's leading national park.

Vietnam also received nominations as Asia's leading destination in terms of heritage, nature and sustainable tourism, VnExpress reported.

The winners will be determined by votes from travelers around the world on the World Travel Awards website.

The award ceremony for Asia will take place on Oct. 6 in Dubai.

World Travel Awards was first launched in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in the travel and tourism industry. The awards are handed out based on votes by the public and travel professionals across the globe.

Rosie Nguyen

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