Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- A 30-year-old woman crossed the China-Vietnam border illegally on May 28 before catching a flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on May 29, authorities have found. She has been quarantined and her first test has come back negative for the novel coronavirus, while the result of the second test is due later on Tuesday.
-- A total of 14 patients were confirmed to have recovered from novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Vietnam on Monday. The country’s tally still stands at 328, with 293 having made a recovery.
-- Two people were killed and another went missing following an accident at a quarry in the northern province of Dien Bien on Monday afternoon.
-- A woman was killed and two others were seriously injured after being hit by a steel sheet that was gliding in the air due to strong gusts in the northern province of Hoa Binh on Monday afternoon.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City confirmed on Monday they had apprehended seven members of a debt collecting gang on charges of illegal arrest of people and appropriation of property.
-- A total of 344 Vietnamese citizens stranded in Australia and New Zealand due to the COVID-19 pandemic were repatriated on Monday and Tuesday. They have been brought to quarantine camps following their arrival in Ho Chi Minh City.
-- The total revenue of retail trade and services reached more than VND1.91 quadrillion (US$82.36 billion) in the first five months of this year, down four percent year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office.
-- Exports and imports of agricultural goods saw a decline in the first five months of 2020 due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
-- COVID-19 has sickened over 6.36 million people and claimed more than 377,400 lives around the world, according to the Ministry of Health’s statistics. Over 2.9 million patients have recovered from the disease.