What you need to know today in Vietnam:
— Vietnam added one local coronavirus case on Friday morning, bringing its caseload to 3,091 patients, according to the Ministry of Health. Recoveries remain at 2,560 and deaths at 35.
— Almost 748,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Vietnam since the country rolled out its mass inoculation on March 8, according to the health ministry’s data.
— Minister of Public Security To Lam has ordered a national campaign to detect illegal immigrants in Vietnam, the Vietnam News Agency quoted Ministry of Public Security’s spokesperson Lt. Gen. To An Xo said at the Government’s regular press conference on May 5.
— Farmers in Binh Phuoc Province, located in southern Vietnam, are in limbo as a species of beetle has ferociously attacked their orchards for the past month.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has asked the municipal People’s Committee for permission to fine traffic rule violators on the basis of images and videos provided by citizens, as part of a drive to reduce the number of road crashes.
— Da Nang will ban restaurants from offerring dine-in services and will only allow them to opt for takeout and delivery from Friday noon, at a time when Vietnam is grappling with a fourth wave of coronavirus infections.
— Credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings has assigned the PetroVietnam Power Corporation (PV Power) a Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ‘BB’ with a positive outlook for the first time, according to the Vietnam News Agency .
— Two students and a custodian were shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries on Thursday at a middle school in the eastern U.S. state of Idaho, and a student was being held as a suspect, Reuters reported, citing local media.
— “Australian citizens stranded in COVID-ravaged India will be able to return home from May 15, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as Sydney remains on high alert for a potential outbreak,” Reuters said.