A proposal to develop nuclear energy is discussed at an energy policy meeting held by Asean in Da Lat, Vietnam.
Vietnam reports a record 454,197 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, including a record 225,693 new cases in Hanoi, which is the highest single-day total in any municipality or province.
The Vietnamese health ministry says the country will receive 31 million Pfizer vaccine doses this year and also register to buy about 10 million additional doses through COVAX.
Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations sign the world's largest free-trade agreement in Vietnam. It replaces the Trans-Pacific Partnership, from which the administration of Donald Trump withdrew the United States in early 2017.
Floods kill at least two people in Cambodia and five in Vietnam.
At least 24 people die after floods strike across Vietnam. In the south, nearly 3,900 houses and more than 22,000 hectares of crops are submerged, mostly in Lam Dong Province. Floods also damage more than 30km of national roads, including the road leading to the tourist city of Dalat and destroy 142 hectares of aquarium farming and 4,300 cages of river-raised fish.
The United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committee permits those North Koreans on its global travel ban list to travel to Hanoi, Vietnam, for the second summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.
ASEAN formally invites Russia and the United States to attend the East Asia Summit and urges Myanmar to hold free and fair elections in a foreign ministers meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Lunar Tet New Year holiday road accidents killed almost 300, injured 400 people in Vietnam. Most of the crashes involved alcohol.
Vietnamese human rights lawyer Le Cong Dinh is convicted on charges of subversion and sentenced to five years in prison. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-asia-pacific-8470110.stm (BBC)] [http:--vietnamnews.vnanet.vn-showarticle.php?num=04SOC200110 ("Vietnam News")] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-165971-vietnam-dissidents-jailed-up-to-16-years-for-subversion ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019