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PM submits proposal on new Cabinet members

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A combination photo of Le Minh Khai (L) and Le Van Thanh, who were proposed as new deputy prime ministers – PHOTO: TNO

HCMC – Newly-installed Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has submitted a proposal to the National Assembly (NA) to pick two new deputy prime ministers and 12 new ministers.

Le Minh Khai, former Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate, and Le Van Thanh, Haiphong Party chief and chairman of the Haiphong People’s Council, were proposed to serve as deputy prime ministers.

Le Minh Khai, born in Bac Lieu Province in 1964, holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and a master’s degree in economics. Khai had earlier held numerous posts of Vice Auditor General of the State Audit Office, deputy secretary of the Bac Lieu Party Committee, chairman of Bac Lieu, secretary of the Bac Lieu Party Committee, and Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate.

Le Van Thanh, born in Haiphong City in 1962, holds a master’s degree in economic management. He served as vice chairman and then chairman of Haiphong City, deputy secretary and then secretary of the Haiphong Party Committee. In June 2016, he was elected as chairman of the Haiphong People’s Council for the 2016-2021 tenure.

Besides, PM Chinh also proposed the National Assembly approve the new members of the Government.

Specifically, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son was proposed to serve as Minister of Foreign Affairs, while Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra will hold the position of Minister of Home Affairs.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung was proposed to become Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Deputy Minister of National Defense Phan Van Giang will serve as Minister of National Defense, while Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan might be promoted to the minister.

Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Propagation and Education Nguyen Hong Dien was proposed to hold the post as Minister of Industry and Trade, while Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi will serve as Minister of Construction.

Ho Duc Phoc, former Auditor General of the State Audit of Vietnam, will be named Minister of Finance, and Tran Van Son, Vice Chairman of the Government Office, was proposed to become Minister-Chairman of the Government Office.

Nguyen Kim Son, director of Hanoi National University, will become Minister of Education and Training, according to the prime minister’s proposal.

Other new members of the Government will include Hau A Lenh and Doan Hong Phong. Lenh, Secretary General of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee, will become Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, while Phong, Secretary of the Party Committee of Nam Dinh Province and Head of the Nam Dinh Delegation of NA deputies, will serve as Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate.

The National Assembly will consider and approve the proposal tomorrow, April 8, the local media reported.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/81318/pm-submits-proposal-on-new-cabinet-members.html

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31 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning, including 30 local cases

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Việt Nam reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning, including 30 local cases: Bắc Ninh (16), Bắc Giang(10), Lạng Sơn (3), HCM City (1). All are in locked down areas.

 

 

 

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/951956/31-new-cases-of-covid-19-on-wednesday-morning-including-30-local-cases.html

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HCMC reports another coronavirus case

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HCMC reports another coronavirus case

The building where two Covid-19 suspects work on Pasteur Street, HCMC’s District 3 is isolated on May 18, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.


A woman working with a man who tested positive for the new coronavirus on Tuesday morning has also got infected, HCMC Health Department announced.

Her first test result arrived as positive Tuesday night after the city tracked down 59 people who have had contact with the 35-year-old man who lives in Thu Duc City, works at an auditing company District 3, and has tested positive at least twice.

According to the city’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the woman, 34, lives in Tan Kieng Ward of District 7 and also works at the auditing company.

She had visited northern Hai Phong City, a coronavirus hotspot, from April 24 to May 5.

She flew back to HCMC on May 5 on Vietnam Airlines flight VN1179 and ran a fever three days later. She bought medicine to treat herself and did not have her health checked at any healthcare facilities.

She took sick leave for three days after that and returned to work on May 11.

The city is tracing down passengers on the flight and people that have come into close contact with her.

The Thu Duc man has not been recorded by the Health Ministry as a Covid-19 patient.

He had visited Vinmec Hospital on Monday for symptoms including fever, coughing and sore throat and then his samples were taken for testing.

His mother, wife and two children who live with him have tested negative at least once.

For the ongoing Covid-19 wave that broke out in Vietnam three weeks ago, the health ministry has confirmed just one patient in HCMC. No new local transmission has been linked to the city for 75 days.

Nationwide, the new wave has seen 1,473 cases recorded in 28 cities and provinces.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hcmc-reports-another-coronavirus-case-4280114.html

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New Covid-19 cases continue to surge in Bac Giang

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A medical worker handles test tubes containing samples for Covid-19 testing. Vietnam reported 48 new domestic Covid-19 cases on Tuesday evening – PHOTO: MINISTRY OF HEALTH

HCMC – Thirty-three out of 48 new domestic Covid-19 cases confirmed this evening, May 18, were detected in Bac Giang, keeping the northern province the biggest Covid-19 hotspot in the fourth Covid-19 wave.

The new cases in the province are people that had close contact with Covid-19 patients and had been quarantined before testing positive.

The province accounted for more than half of today’s Covid-19 tally, with 96 cases out of the country’s total of 152.

Among the remaining cases, 13 were reported in Bac Ninh Province, while Dien Bien and Thai Binh provinces had one case each. They were detected at quarantine centers or areas that are currently under lockdown.

Up to now, Vietnam has reported 4,512 Covid-19 cases, including 1,473 domestic infections in 28 cities and provinces in the latest outbreak starting late last month.

Bac Giang and Bac Ninh have been hit the hardest by the fourth Covid-19 wave, with 507 and 306 cases to date, respectively.

The Ministry of Health has asked some frontline hospitals and the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to help Bac Giang Province with Covid-19 testing. The province is now capable of performing some 1,500 Covid-19 tests a day.

Many localities such as Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Yen Bai and Hai Duong have sent medical workers and equipment to Bac Giang to help the province fight off Covid-19.

For Bac Ninh Province, the Health Ministry has asked Bach Mai Hospital to send experts and mechanical ventilators to Bac Ninh Province General Hospital to assist the hospital in treating Covid-19 patients and restrict sending patients to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/82011/new-covid-19-cases-continue-to-surge-in-bac-giang.html

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