Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- The Central Military Commission held a conference in Hanoi on Monday, chaired by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, to collect feedback on draft documents that will be submitted to the upcoming 11th Party Congress of the People’s Army of Vietnam.
-- A 20-year-old Vietnamese woman returning from France on Sunday and quarantined after arriving in Ho Chi Minh City has become Vietnam’s 326th patient of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Ministry of Health confirmed on Monday evening.
-- A 64-year-old Hanoi woman, one of the most seriously sickened COVID-19 patients in Vietnam, has recovered from the disease after being treated for two months and 18 days at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
-- A Vietnam Airlines plane has transported face mask supplies from Vietnam to Japan and brought back 340 Vietnamese citizens who were stranded in the East Asian country because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
-- One student was killed and 12 others injured after a flamboyant tree was uprooted and fell onto them on the premises of Bach Dang Middle School in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday morning.
-- Police in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum are investigating the reason behind the death of three workers at the construction site of the Plei Kan hydroelectric dam.
-- Officers in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau have arrested and initiated legal proceedings against a 27-year-old man, who works as a nurse at a local hospital, for allegedly raping a 15-year-old patient.
-- The construction of Rach Mieu 2 Bridge and the An Huu-Cao Lanh Expressway, which costs nearly VND11 trillion (US$472 million), is expected to take place from 2021 to 2025 and boost traffic connectivity in the Mekong Delta.
-- The World Bank has predicted that the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) could help Vietnam’s GDP and exports grow 2.4 percent and 12 percent, respectively, by 2030, the Ministry of Industry and Trade stated.
-- The U.S. has become Vietnam’s largest supplier of fruit and vegetables in the first four months of the year, recording a 44 percent increase year-on-year in export value to $102.1 million, according to the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetables Association.
-- The novel coronavirus has sickened over 5.58 million people and killed more than 347,800 around the globe as of Tuesday morning, according to statistics. More than 2.36 million patients have recovered from COVID-19.