Read what is in the news today.
— Twelve more people have tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the central city of Da Nang, including a two-year-old boy, sending the national tally to 558 infections.
— Vietnam’s Ministry of Health is tracking down passengers on two flights QH0159 and BL671 from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City on July 24 and 25, respectively, after some passengers on the flights have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
— Border guards in Vietnam caught 2,400 illegal border jumpers in July, Major General Le Van Phuc, deputy commander of the Vietnam Border Guard Command, said at a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Friday.
— A court in the southern province of Tay Ninh on Friday sentenced a 27-year-old Cambodian woman to death for illegal transporting five kilograms of narcotics from Cambodia to Vietnam.
— Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup has donated 100 ventilators to an under-construction field hospital for COVID-19 patients in Da Nang.
— A tropical depression that formed in the East Vietnam Sea on Friday is likely to pick up strength and become a storm in the next 24 hours, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
— Hanoi has ordered all bars, karaoke venues and roadside stalls to close and banned large gatherings from 0:00 Saturday, August 1.
— The Hue Festival 2020 in the north-central province of Thue Thien-Hue has been officially postponed until 2021 due to recent developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam.
— An exhibition featuring photos of Vietnam’s 12 island districts was launched on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on Friday.