Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam has not documented any infection cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the community for the past 52 days. The country’s tally is now at 329, with 307 having recovered, accounting for 93.3 percent.
-- All of 332 passengers and 16 cabin crew members who boarded the same flight as Vietnam’s COVID-19 patient No. 329 have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control confirmed on Saturday.
-- A total of 17 drug addicts have escaped and 12 others hospitalized after a brawl broke out at a rehabilitation center in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on Saturday.
-- Police in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long confirmed on Saturday they had arrested two men, aged 27 and 48, for transporting 5.6 kilograms of crystal meth.
-- A 64-year-old woman was killed after being struck by lightning while harvesting vegetables in her garden in the northern province of Thai Binh on Saturday morning.
-- One person was killed and six others injured after an automobile carrying military officers crashed into a trailer truck in the southern province of Binh Duong on Saturday afternoon.
-- Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and authorities in the northern city of Hai Phong on Saturday kick-started three tourism projects that are significant to the enhancement of the city’s tourism sector.
-- The People’s Committee of northern Bac Giang Province, in coordination with the Ministries of Industry and Trade, and Agriculture and Rural Development, organized a teleconference on Saturday to promote lychee consumption in both domestic and international markets.
-- The opening game of the 2020 V.League 2, or Vietnamese National Football First League, took place in the south-central province of Binh Dinh on Saturday evening with an audience of more than 3,000 people.
-- Over 6.96 million people have caught COVID-19 around the world, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. More than 401,600 have died of the disease globally while almost 3.4 million have recovered.