Read what is in the news today:
— Five new imported cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Vietnam on Sunday evening, bringing the total number of infections to 1,074 with 999 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths.
— Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on Sunday joined a walk in Ho Chi Minh City to raise awareness of the need for children to wear helmets while riding pillion on motorcycles.
— Heavy rains in the northern province of Phu Tho on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning killed two people and injured seven others, while submerging large areas of crops, disturbing traffic, and isolating residential areas, Nguyen Viet Dung, chairman of the province’s Ha Hoa District, said on Sunday afternoon.
— Police in Chau Thanh A District, located in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang, on Sunday said that they had busted a group of bandits aged 15-17 who committed several robberies across the province.
— Construction of a waste-to-energy plan covering 23 hectares at a cost of VND1.32 trillion (US$56.86 million) started in Hoa An Commune, Phung Hiep District in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang, on Sunday.
— The first sod was turned on Sunday at a $143-million industrial park spanning an area of 1,425 hectares in Van Canh District, located in the south-central province of Binh Dinh.
— Google Doodle, a temporary logo on the Google homepage, on Monday featured ‘cai luong,’ a style of modern folk opera in southern Vietnam, in observance of Vietnam Stage Day (September 28), an annual celebration of the rich history of theater in the country.
— The 2020 Hanoi Dragon Dance Festival will commence on the morning of October 3 at the Hoan Kiem Lake walking space as part of the activities celebrating the 1010th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi and the 17th Congress of the municipal Party Committee.
— Two Vietnamese students, one in 10th grade and another in 11th grade, won two gold medals at the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2020, finishing 17th out of 105 participating countries. This is the first time a 10th grader has clinched a gold medal for Vietnam at an IMO.
— The total number of people who died after contracting COVID-19 has topped one million worldwide, according to data compiled by worldometers.info.