Read what is in the news today.
— Leaders of ten ASEAN member countries “further reaffirmed” the importance of maintaining and promoting peace, security, stability, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Vietnam Sea, according to their Vision Statement on Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN, the official VGP News reported.
— Vietnam on Friday confirmed one new case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a Vietnamese citizen who returned from Cameroon and was quarantined on arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on June 25, bringing the national tally to 353 infections, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
— A fire that broke out at a hotel room in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on Friday afternoon killed one Vietnamese woman and injured a 66-year-old New Zealand national.
— Authorities in the north-central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Friday inaugurated a rain gauge station at the Quan Tuong Dai monument – the only observatory deck built in the Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam’s last monarchy reign, that still remains in the country.
— 450 Japanese experts and businessmen have been boarding the first commercial flights post-pandemic to Vietnam between Thursday and Saturday as the two countries begin to relax travel restrictions on a mutual basis.
— AEON, one of the largest retail companies in Japan, has been selling fresh Vietnamese lychee at its 250 supermarkets across the East Asian country.
— More than 1,000 domestic and foreign investors and businesses are to attend the ‘Hanoi 2020 – Investment and Development Cooperation’ conference on Saturday, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the announcement of the city’s People’s Committee on Friday.
— A photo exhibition featuring everyday moments in Vietnam during the COVID-19 pandemic opened at Ly Thai To Park near Hoan Kiem Lake at the heart of Hanoi on Friday morning and will run through Monday.
— Three types of Vietnamese noodles, namely pho, bun, and cao lau, found a place on a list of Asia’s best noodles put together by CNN Travel to provide a beginner’s guide to popular Asian noodles made from ingredients such as rice, starch, wheat, and vegetables.
— The novel coronavirus has infected over 9.89 million people around the world while killing nearly 495,800, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health’s statistics. Over 5.34 million patients have recovered from COVID-19.