Read what is in the news today.
-- Vietnam announced six more patients catching the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday morning, bringing the country's tally to 169, including 149 active cases.
-- A total of 51 out of 149 active COVID-19 patients in Vietnam have tested negative for the novel coronavirus between one and four times, with 21 being eligible to be discharged from the hospital, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- A woman in Hanoi was fined VND200,000 (US$8.6) on Friday by authorities in Hoan Kiem District for not wearing a face mask while being in a crowded public area, violating regulations on COVID-19 prevention.
-- The South Korean Community in Ho Chi Minh City has donated 1,000 safety glasses, 500 bottles of hand sanitizer, and VND30 million ($1,289) in cash to each of two medical centers in District 2 and District 7.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health on Friday asked local medical authorities to sample all people who entered Vietnam from March 8 at their residences.
-- The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has established checkpoints at its three entrances to screen everyone entering the city for risks of COVID-19 infection.
-- 145 Vietnamese people are being stranded in Singapore due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a representative of the group told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Friday night.
-- The Ministry of Public Security’s investigation and security agency on Friday started legal proceedings against and detained three officers of the General Department of Vietnam Customs and a deputy director of the Center for Geological and Mineral Technology, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, for abusing positions and powers while on duty in a smuggling case at Lao Cai International Border Gate in the namesake northern province.
-- The novel coronavirus has infected nearly 594,300 people and killed more than 27,200 others around the world as of Saturday morning, according to Ministry of Health statistics. More than 124,000 patients have recovered.