Read what is in the news today:
— British Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Ian Gibbons has written a letter to the Ho Chi Minh City leadership, expressing his gratitude for the city’s support for and treatment of British citizens infected with the novel coronavirus.
— Indonesia, in a note sent to the United Nations on Tuesday to protest against China’s ‘nine-dash-line,’ stated that the so-called ‘nine-dash-line’ map clearly lacks international legal basis and is tantamount to upsetting the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
— Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, the tally still standing at 327 patients, with 278 recoveries and no deaths.
— A 43-year-old British pilot who is Vietnam’s most critically ill COVID-19 patient is now able to make basic communication with doctors after his dosage of sedatives was reduced on Wednesday evening.
— Some 96,000 households in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta do not have sufficient fresh water for daily use, heard a conference organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the People’s Committee of Soc Trang Province on Wednesday.
— Heavy rain on Wednesday afternoon submerged a number of streets in Ho Chi Minh City’s outlying districts of Go Vap, Thu Duc, and District 12.
—Vietnamese, Japanese, and Belgian entomologists have discovered a number of new species of insects in Vietnam, a representative from the Vietnam National Museum of Nature announced on Wednesday.
— The American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City said on Wednesday they have opened the AmCham Hospitality and Tourism Committee to support the post-pandemic recovery of tourism businesses.
— In response to Cashless Day 2020, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper and Vietnamese lender Sacombank will collaborate in organizing a virtual run tournament for three days from June 14 to 16, with details on registration expected to be announced on May 31.
— Police in Belgium and France on Wednesday announced the arrests of 26 people suspected of human trafficking in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals who were found in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year.
— The novel coronavirus has sickened over 5.78 million people and killed more than 356,800 around the globe as of Thursday morning, according to statistics. More than 2.49 million patients have recovered from COVID-19.