Read what is in the news today:
— Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith held talks, sharing information and experience in the COVID-19 pandemic fight and discussing measures to intensify bilateral cooperation on Sunday, the first day of the latter’s two-day visit to Vietnam.
— Vietnam on Sunday recorded 80 days without any novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission in the community, according to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
— Some 310 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Malaysia on Sunday on a Vietnam Airlines flight arranged by Vietnamese agencies, the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia, and Malaysian authorities.
— Nine of 24 people who had come into contact with a four-year-old boy in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai who succumbed to diphtheria on Sunday have tested positive for the disease, raising the national tally to 37 infections with three deaths.
— Three young men died and one has been hospitalized after being swept away by waves when they went for a swim at Thong Nhat Beach in Dien Ban Town, located in the central province of Quang Nam, on Sunday.
— Authorities in Quang Nam Province on Sunday proposed the Ministry of Planning and Investment allow private firms to invest in the construction and management of the Chu Lai airport, similar to the development of Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
— Close to 2,000 runners from across Vietnam took part in the 61st Tien Phong (Vanguard) Newspaper Marathon, the country’s oldest annual marathon, around Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai on Sunday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— Japanese military has thanked Vietnam for readily receiving a maritime patrol aircraft, which had to stop in the Southeast Asian country on its way to Japan due to engine trouble, admitting and offering the crew a rest space for two months before the aircraft was able to return to Japan safely on June 29.
— The coronavirus has infected over 11.5 million people and killed more than 536,000 patients around the world as of Monday morning, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health's statistics. Over 6.5 million people have been cleared of the virus.