Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong required Hanoi to set a good example in all fields during a meeting between the Politburo and the city’s Party Committee on Saturday.
-- Vietnam has not documented any community-based COVID-19 cases for 18 days. The country’s tally stands at 1,068, with 942 having recovered and 35 fatalities, according to Ministry of Health statistics.
-- Rainfall will reduce and temperature will rise in southern Vietnam on Sunday and Monday as a southwest monsoon has weakened, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
-- A 52-year-old man who is the vice-principal of an elementary and middle school in the northern province of Bac Kan has been caught using drugs with three other people, including one teacher, in his office, police confirmed on Saturday.
-- The Department of Transport in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and FUTA Bus Lines on Saturday inaugurated five local bus routes that offer modern services with on board air-conditioning and Wi-Fi connection.
-- One person was killed, another missing, and 110 others injured after Storm Noul, the fifth to hit Vietnam this year, made landfall in north-central Vietnam on Friday. More than 22,000 houses had their roofs blown away by strong winds, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported on Saturday.
-- A runway upgrade project at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi is expected to be complete in December, the developer has stated.
-- Vietnamese milk producer TH Group has initiated the construction of a high-tech, concentrated dairy cow project worth VND2.54 trillion (US$109.5 million), in Sa Thay District, located in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.
-- Nearly 31 million people around the world have caught the novel coronavirus while more than 22.5 million patients have recovered, according to the health ministry's statistics. Above 960,800 have died.