— A total of 367 volunteers including 30 aged over 60 have been injected with Nano Covax, Vietnam’s first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine candidate, in the second phase of its human trials, according to the Military Medical University, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Friday.
— Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Planning and Investment is seeking approval from the municipal People's Council for a project to dredge, build infrastructure, and improve local environment along the 8.2km long Xuyen Tam canal which flows through Binh Thanh and Go Vap Districts with a total investment of VND9,352 billion (US$405 million).
— Many streets in Hanoi on Friday suffered heavy traffic congestion from early afternoon to around 7:00 pm due to a drizzle.
— The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism is discussing with the Vietnam Tourism Association to gradually open the international tourism market to specific groups of tourists and countries basing on numerous criteria.
— An exhibition featuring photos of Vietnamese women taken by 15 local photographers will open from March 8 to April 11 at the Institute for Cultural Exchange with France in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, the French Institute in Vietnam announced in a press release on Friday.
— “Vi” (Taste) directed by Le Bao has become the only Vietnamese movie to join the 71st Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), which takes place in two stages, from March 1 to 5 and from June 9 to 20, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Friday.
— Students from Fulbright University Vietnam on Friday met online with Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg who gave them advices on what they need to prepare themselves to adapt with a future that is forecasted to be volatile.
— The Dai Viet Saigon College in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday morning donated VND219 million (US$9,491) to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper’s crowdfunding campaign for COVID-19 vaccination.