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Thu Duc City, 12 districts in Ho Chi Minh City to have water supply disrupted this weekend

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Saigon Water Corporation (Sawaco), Ho Chi Minh City’s water supplier, will cut or reduce its service in 12 districts in the southern metropolis and several wards in Thu Duc City early Sunday morning in order to carry out a valve replacement.

The maintenance will take place between 0:00 and 2:30 on Sunday, during which pumps to the entirety of District 1, District 3, District 5, District 10, and Phu Nhuan District will be completely closed, the company said.

Meanwhile, Wards 1, 2, 3, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25 in Binh Thanh District; Wards 1, 3, 4, 5, 12 in Tan Binh District; Wards 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 in District 4; Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 in District 6; Wards 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 in District 8; and Wards 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 in District 11 will also see their water off.

In Thu Duc City, An Phu, Thao Dien, Binh An, An Khanh, Binh Khanh, Thanh My Loi, An Loi Dong, Cat Lai, Binh Trung Dong, Binh Trung Tay, Thu Thiem, Linh Xuan, Linh Trung, Tam Binh, Linh Chieu, Linh Tay, Linh Dong, Truong Tho, Hiep Phu, Long Binh, Long Phuoc, Long Thanh My, Long Truong, Phu Huu, Phuoc Long A, Tan Phu, Tang Nhon Phu A, Tang Nhon Phu B, and Truong Thanh Wards will be subject to the water supply disruption.

Meanwhile, Binh Hung and Phong Phu Wards in Binh Chanh District and Ward 2 in Tan Binh District will experience low water pressure. 

Sawaco said the firm will arrange tank trucks to ensure water supply for hospitals during the outage.

The company also recommended people call the following phone numbers if they experience water problems after the 2.5-hour disruption:

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The winners of the first VinFuture Prize have been revealed. Professors Kariko, Cullis and Weissman were awarded the Grand Prize of US$3 million for their research on mRNA vaccine technology.

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1118190/future-is-now.html

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15,935 new coronavirus cases recorded on Friday

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A student has his body temperature checked before entering class at Việt Đức High School in Hoàn Kiếm District of Hà Nội. — VNA/ Photo Thanh Tùng

HÀ NỘI — A total of 15,935 new COVID-19 patients were reported in Việt Nam on Friday, raising the total number to 2,110,737.

Thirty-four were imported infections and the remaining domestic. New cases were reported in 62 out of 63 provinces and cities across the country.

A total of 10,912 transmissions were detected in the community.

The capital city of Hà Nội again led the list, with 2,805 cases.

The other localities that reported new infections were Đà Nẵng (964), Hải Phòng (796), Hưng Yên (685), Bến Tre (618), Thanh Hóa (509), Quảng Ngãi (482), Bình Phước (475), Bình Định (420), Bắc Ninh (418), Quảng Ninh (369), Khánh Hòa (346), Quảng Nam (344), Hải Dương (341), Cà Mau (319), Bắc Giang (299), Vĩnh Phúc (280), Thừa Thiên Huế (280), Thái Nguyên (268), Vĩnh Long (263), Trà Vinh (240), Tây Ninh (237), Nghệ An (233), Lâm Đồng (231), HCM City (227), Nam Định (223), Phú Thọ (209), Hòa Bình (208), Thái Bình (187), Ninh Bình (151), Lào Cai (134), Tuyên Quang (129), Hà Nam (128), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (127), Điện Biên (115), Bạc Liêu (113), Lạng Sơn (112), Đắk Nông (101), Gia Lai (99), Sơn La (99), Hà Giang (99), Bình Dương (95), Quảng Bình (90), Hậu Giang (87), Phú Yên (84), Yên Bái (84), Đồng Tháp (81), Kon Tum (73), Kiên Giang (72), Bình Thuận (71), Cần Thơ (61), Quảng Trị (56), Sóc Trăng (55), Hà Tĩnh (52), Đồng Nai (51), Cao Bằng (51), An Giang (39), Ninh Thuận (31), Tiền Giang (28), Long An (22), Lai Châu (22) and Bắc Kạn (13).

Việt Nam has seen 133 cases of the Omicron variant so far, in Hà Nội (12), Quảng Nam (27), HCM City (65), Hải Dương (1), Hải Phòng (1), Thanh Hóa (2), Đà Nẵng (8), Khánh Hòa (11), Long An (1) and Quảng Ninh (2).

A further 2,256 patients were declared recovered, taking the number of people given the all-clear so far to 1,797,180.

A total of 177 fatalities related to COVID-19 were announced. To date, the country has had 36,443 deaths, making up 1.7 per cent of total infections and ranking 25th out of 224 countries and territories worldwide.

More than 173.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the country so far. —

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1118156/15935-new-coronavirus-cases-recorded-on-friday.html

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Update of COVID-19 new cases in Việt Nam on Jan. 21 afternoon

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From 16:00 on January 20 to 16:00 on January 21, 15,935 new infections were recorded on the National COVID-19 Case Management System.
 
Provinces and cities with confirmed cases are as follows: Hà Nội (2,805), Đà Nẵng (964), Hải Phòng (796), Hưng Yên (685), Bến Tre (618), Thanh Hóa (509), Quảng Ngãi (482), Bình Phước (475), Bình Định (420), Bắc Ninh (418), Quảng Ninh (369), Khánh Hòa (346), Quảng Nam (344), Hải Dương (341), Cà Mau (319), Bắc Giang (299), Vĩnh Phúc (280), Thừa Thiên Huế (280), Thái Nguyên (268), Vĩnh Long (263), Trà Vinh (240), Tây Ninh (237), Nghệ An (233), Lâm Đồng (231), HCM City (227), Nam Định (223), Phú Thọ (209), Hòa Bình (208), Thái Bình (187), Ninh Bình (151), Lào Cai (134), Tuyên Quang (129), Hà Nam (128), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (127), Điện Biên (115), Bạc Liêu (113), Lạng Sơn (112), Đắk Nông (101), Gia Lai (99), Sơn La (99), Hà Giang (99), Bình Dương (95), Quảng Bình (90), Hậu Giang (87), Phú Yên (84), Yên Bái (84), Đồng Tháp (81), Kon Tum (73), Kiên Giang (72), Bình Thuận (71), Cần Thơ (61), Quảng Trị (56), Sóc Trăng (55), Hà Tĩnh (52), Đồng Nai (51), Cao Bằng (51), An Giang (39), Ninh Thuận (31), Tiền Giang (28), Long An (22), Lai Châu (22), Bắc Kạn (13).
 
Up to now, Việt Nam has recorded 130 cases of COVID-19 due to Omicron variant in Hà Nội (12), Quảng Nam (27), HCM City (65), Hải Dương (1), Hải Phòng (1), Thanh Hóa (2), Đà Nẵng (8), Khánh Hòa (11), Long An (1), Quảng Ninh (2).

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1118126/update-of-covid-19-new-cases-in-viet-nam-on-jan-21-afternoon.html

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