Read what is in the news today:
— Vietnam logged no new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday morning. The national tally remains at 328, with 279 recoveries and no deaths.
— A person was killed and seven others injured in a house fire on Le Trong Tan Street in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.
— Police in the northern province of Bac Ninh on Sunday initiated legal proceedings against a fraud ring led by a 12th-grade student who used phishing to obtain sensitive information of over 100 victims, appropriating more than VND10 billion (US$430,000).
— The health of a British pilot who is the sickest COVID-19 patient in Vietnam has further improved, with him now displaying a stronger cough reflex and muscle strength, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said on Monday morning.
— More than 340 Vietnamese citizens from Singapore arrived at Can Tho International Airport in the namesake Mekong Delta city on a repatriation flight on Sunday.
— Ho Chi Minh City’s consumer price index (CPI) in May went down 0.33 percent from the previous month and 1.38 percent compared to December but it rose 1.4 percent year-on-year, according to the city’s statistics office.
— Thi Vai International Port Co. Ltd has announced its investment of more than VND2.7 trillion ($115.7 million) in upgrading the Thi Vai international port in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
— The contemporary art exhibition ‘Lunar Breccia’ featuring five Vietnamese artists — Nghia Dang, Do Thanh Lang, Hoang Duong Cam, Hoang Nam Viet, and Vo Tran Chau — and French artists Sandrine Llouquet and Keen Souhlal is underway at Galerie Quynh in Ho Chi Minh City.
— The Vietnam Mixed Martial Arts Federation (VMMAF) was officially established at its first congress held in Hanoi on Saturday. The meeting elected a 21-member executive board for the 2020-25 tenure, led by chairman Ngo Duc Quynh, three vice-chairmen, and a general secretary.
— COVID-19 has sickened over 6.26 million people and claimed more than 373,800 lives around the world, according to the Ministry of Health’s statistics. Over 2.84 million patients have recovered from the disease.