Read what is in the news today:
— Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide landed at Noi Bai International Airport at around 5:50 pm on Sunday, starting his three-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
— Eight imported COVID-19 cases were recorded in Vietnam on Sunday evening, including a seven-month-old boy, raising the national tally to 1,134, with 1,31 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths.
— The National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting on Sunday evening issued a warning of a high risk of landslides for localities from the north-central province of Thanh Hoa to the south-central province of Binh Dinh and widespread flooding in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien-Hue Provinces.
— A 12-year-old female student died after she and another girl slipped from a bridge to a flooded paddy field in Duy Trung Commune, located in Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province on Sunday afternoon. The other girl was successfully rescued.
— Five Vietnamese carriers Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet, Pacific Airlines, Vasco, and Bamboo Airways on Sunday offered free transport of aid goods and supplies to flooded localities in the central region in coming days.
— A nationwide campaign has been launched to raise funds for poor households and flood victims in the central region of Vietnam. The campaign started on Saturday night and was broadcast live from Hanoi with the attendance of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
— Each of the north-central and central provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, and Quang Nam will receive 1,000 metric tons of rice as hunger relief for people in areas hit by natural disasters and floods, according to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s decision.
— More than 200,000 students in Thanh Hoa Province have been asked to stay home due to complicated flooding situations, local authorities announced on Sunday afternoon.
— Photos, feature films, and documentaries from Southeast Asian countries that reflect environmental issues and the beauty of the countries and people within the region will be on display at the Administrative Center of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong from Monday to Thursday.
— Thousands of runners from across the world participated in the VPBank Hanoi Marathon ASEAN 2020 in the Vietnamese capital city on Sunday.