Read what is in the news today:
— Vietnam reported three imported COVID-19 cases, all Vietnamese returnees from Russia, on Sunday. The total number of cases now stands at 1,063, with 918 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
— A Vietnam Airlines repatriation flight carried nearly 350 Vietnamese citizens home from Australia on Saturday, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Sunday.
— Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on Sunday sent a letter of congratulations to the Vietnam News Agency on its 75th founding aniversary (September 15).
— Five in a group of six students drowned as they went for a swim at a pond in Tinh Bien District in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on Sunday afternoon.
— A 14-year-old boy in the northernmost Vietnamese province of Ha Giang died at the hospital after a rockslide had hit a wall of his house, causing it to collapse on him on Sunday.
— Police in Cai Be District, located in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, on Sunday said they were investigating a case where a son used gasoline to set fire to his father, leaving the father with a burn of over 71 percent of his body surface.
— The Ministry of Transport has lifted social distancing rules that apply to passengers of public transportation services, including flights, departing from the former COVID-19 epicenter of Da Nang, starting Sunday afternoon.
— The Southern Region Hydro-meteorological Observatory has forecast that it will rain on a large scale in the region, and in Ho Chi Minh City in particular, this week.
— The German Film Festival kicked off at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi on Saturday night and will last until October 10, with eight movies to be screened.
— Austria’s Dominic Thiem claimed his first Grand Slam title with a stunning comeback to beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s U.S. Open final, Reuters reported.