Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- A Vietnamese citizen has been confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Daegu City, one of the two COVID-19 epicenters in South Korea.
-- Travelers arriving from Iran and Italy will be required to fill out medical declaration forms in Vietnam in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, the Ministry of Health stated on Saturday.
-- A 44-year-old woman was killed while her two children, aged six and 15, were hospitalized after eating poisonous shells in Nha Trang, a popular beach city in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, on Saturday.
-- Police in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang have arrested a married couple after they were caught on camera beating up the husband’s 88-year-old mother at their home on February 24.
-- The director of the Go Vap General Hospital, located in the namesake district in Ho Chi Minh City, has been suspended for allegedly storing a large volume of face masks and selling them at a high price for profit.
-- Thailand-based conglomerate Central Group, through its subsidiary, has taken control of the Vietnamese electronics retailer Nguyen Kim
-- Vietnam reported an estimated trade deficit of US$176 million in the first two months of this year, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO).
-- Ho Chi Minh City reported a decrease of 0.18 percent in its consumer price index (CPI) in February compared with that of the previous month, according to the municipal Statistics Office.
-- Four Vietnamese boxers claimed victory following their battles at the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific Championship in Cambodia on Saturday evening.
-- Over 86,500 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus and 2,978 killed globally as of Sunday morning, according to the South China Morning Post. The virus has spread to 64 countries and territories across the globe.