Coronavirus: US to give Vietnam 1 million more vaccine shots; Japan to expand state of emergency

The United States will donate an additional 1 million coronavirus vaccines to Vietnam, US Vice-President Kamala Harris said on Wednesday during her trip to Hanoi, as she pledged to aid the Southeast Asian nation in boosting its inoculation rates.The first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech shots will begin arriving in 24 hours, she said. The latest US donation brought the total to 6 million so far.Vaccines have been at the forefront of an American diplomatic offensive in Southeast Asia, with the…