8 February 2021. The total number of confirmed infections in Vietnam has now risen to 2,050 in 11 separate provinces or cities. Medical services take stronger measures to control the further spread of the disease. The government of Laos has meanwhile received an additional 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine —most of it for use by persons designated high-risk individuals, including health workers and officials working at the border-crossings with neighboring countries.https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/surge-02082021181053.html