Read what is in the news today:
— Vietnam logged no new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday morning, the 48th day of no community transmission. The national tally stands at 328, with over 90 percent of the patients having recovered.
— A Russian national was injured while participating in a paragliding festival at Khau Pha Pass in Mu Cang Chai District, located in the northern province of Yen Bai, on Tuesday as his paraglider fell to the ground after hitting a turbulence seconds following take-off.
— More than half of the left lung of a 43-year-old British man, who is hospitalized in Ho Chi Minh City for COVID-19 and remains Vietnam’s sickest patient to date, has recovered, while the respiratory function of his right lung has also improved.
— Big C Mien Dong, a 17-year-old supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City now run by Thailand’s Central Group, will be closed as no agreement can be reached regarding retail space rent, a representative of the group’s retail arm Central Retail confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday.
— A sea transport route connecting Quy Nhon Port in the south-central province of Binh Dinh with Northeast Asian countries opened on Wednesday, helping to shorten the shipment time of goods from the central and Central Highlands regions of Vietnam to the Northeast Asian markets.
— ‘Rom,’ a 2019 Vietnamese film by director Tran Thanh Huy that won the top award at last year’s 24th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, will hit domestic theaters on July 31 after receiving a screening permit in April.
— Vietnam’s Vingroup has launched VinWonders Phu Quoc, the largest theme park in Vietnam, on Phu Quoc Island off the southern province of Kien Giang. Visitors can enjoy a 20 to 40 percent discount on admission charges until June 15.
— The Vietnam Sports Administration is seeking approval for some essential Chinese sports experts and coaches to enter Vietnam by road and be quarantined as per regulations to prepare local athletes and sports teams for upcoming tournaments.
— The latest updates on Germany-based footballing website Transfermarkt showed that the collective players’ value of Vietnam’s national football team has tripled since March to around 3.6 million euros (US$4.03 million), with center-back captain Que Ngoc Hai being the most valuable player at 300,000 euros ($336,000).
— COVID-19 has sickened over 6.47 million people and claimed more than 381,700 lives around the world, according to the Ministry of Health’s statistics. Over three million patients have recovered from the disease.