What’s hot in February?

In February this year, thousands of Vietnamese had to celebrate Tet from quarantine areas and blockade areas across the country, join Tet away from home, even limit their access to the streets and interact with strangers. But after the time of anti-epidemic efforts, we have gradually controlled the epidemic. Some blockade areas have been dismantled, people have now gone back to work normally, students have started to go back to school.

After this special Tet holiday, you must have missed some interesting news in our country and the world. So let’s review the community news and highlights in February!

February 1 – The World Health Organization (WHO) officially selects 2021 as the Year of the Health and care workers worldwide.

2020 is a year without the anniversary of Vietnam Physicians’ Day 27th February because the whole health sector must focus on COVID-19 prevention to break out at that time. This 2021 is a memorable year for doctors because there are 365 days honored by the whole world, even for the second year in a row that health workers do not celebrate Vietnamese Physicians’ Day due to the complicated epidemic situation. It is true that the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially selected 2021 as the Year of the Health and care workers worldwide. WHO’s “365 Days of Physicians” campaign not only meets the aspirations and expectations of physicians around the world but also reflects the appreciation of society for physicians, including Vietnamese physicians when they have made their best efforts.

See more at https://tuoitre.vn/365-ngay-thay-thuoc-2021022408291059.htm

February 16- WHO grants emergency permits for the second Covid-19 vaccine, the poorer country adds hope.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has licensed AstraZeneca’s emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines, meaning it can be distributed to support developing countries around the globe.

See more at  https://thanhnien.vn/the-gioi/who-cap-phep-khan-cap-cho-vac-xin-covid-19-thu-2-nuoc-ngheo-them-hy-vong-1342299.html

February 20 – H&M collects second-hand clothes for recycling into new fashion materials

At any store, at any time, H&M collects old or no longer used clothing, regardless of status, regardless of brand. Each time you send 1 second-hand / no longer used bag, you will receive a 15% discount coupon for 1 product as a thank you for joining H&M for a more sustainable fashion future.

See more at https://www.facebook.com/hmvietnam/photos/a.871315566351338/1977854892364061

February 23 – National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control: ‘People will receive free Covid-19 vaccine’

At the meeting, the National Epidemic Prevention Steering Committee said that Vietnam has made urgent efforts to get a COVID-19 vaccine soon, but because the vaccine is currently difficult to buy, the number received each time is small, so it must be divided by priority group.

See more at https://tuoitre.vn/nguoi-viet-nam-duoc-tiem-mien-phi-vacxin-ngua-covid-19-20210223132309121.htm

24/2 – Launching the campaign “Joining hands with people to consume agricultural products”

In the face of new and complicated developments of the Covid-19 epidemic that has severely affected the lives of people in many localities in the epidemic zone, in order to support disadvantaged people affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Red Cross organized the Campaign “Working together with people to consume agricultural products”.

See more at http://baochinhphu.vn/Doi-song/Phat-dong-Chien-dich-Chung-suc-cung-nguoi-dan-tieu-thu-nong-san/423978.vgp

25/2- Brand new fixed glass collection points in Ho Chi Minh City

From March 2020, O-I BJC in combination with Gen Xanh launched 3 new fixed collection points in Binh Thanh District, Binh Tan, and Cu Chi District. Glass collection will be 100% recycled at the O-I BJC Vietnam factory.

– Binh Thanh District: Niche Coffee 160 (160/29 Bui Dinh Hoa, Ward 12, Binh Thanh District); 7:00 – 22:00 (Mon-Sun).

– Binh Tan District: Outdoor Cafe Sunny Garden (144 Street 1A, Quarter 4A, Binh Hung Hoa B, Binh Tan District); 8:00 – 18:00 (Mon-Sun)

– Cu Chi District: 3A An Nhon Tay, Cu Chi District; 8:00 – 18:00 (Mon-Sun).

See more at https://www.facebook.com/oibjcvietnam/photos/a.145036906906392/476750597068353/

February 26 – Vietnam is the only ASEAN country to promote global soft power

According to information from the Trade Promotion Authority (Ministry of Industry and Trade), Vietnam is the only ASEAN country to be upgraded in the global soft power ranking according to the Global Soft Power Index 2021 report published during the 2021 Summit on Global Soft Power. Vietnam’s position has also improved, increasing by 2.5 points, raising by 3 places, from 50/60 to 47/105 countries promoted to global soft power.

See more at https://tuoitre.vn/viet-nam-la-quoc-gia-duy-nhat-trong-asean-thang-hang-quyen-luc-mem-toan-cau-20210226155732764.htm