Here are today’s leading new stories:
-- All travelers of passenger buses, trains, tourist boats, and domestic flights in Vietnam are required to fill out health declaration forms, starting from 12:00 am on Saturday, March 21, in order to control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic, according to the Ministry of Transport.
-- Two British citizens, who are Vietnam’s 24th and 27th COVID-19 patients, have recovered after testing negative for the virus twice, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
-- Two people in Hanoi have been summoned by local police for spreading false information on the COVID-19 epidemic in the capital via Facebook.
-- The prices of malaria medicine in Vietnam have increased by 1.5 times over the past week due to rumors that the type of medication can be used to treat the novel coronavirus disease.
-- The Department of Construction in the south-central province of Binh Dinh has ordered developers of the Ami Resort & Spa and Quy Nhon Sea Resort to halt the development of the two projects after multiple violations have been discovered.
-- Police in the northern province of Hai Duong have arrested five men for assaulting a doctor at a local medical center on March 18.
-- The Hanoi People’s Committee has approved the establishment of Dong La Industrial Cluster and the second phase of Duong Lieu Industrial Cluster in the outskirts district of Hoai Duc.
-- The novel coronavirus has infected nearly 305,000 and killed more than 13,000 people globally as of Sunday morning, according to Ministry of Health statistics. Over 94,700 cases have recovered.