Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam on Saturday evening recorded three imported COVID-19 cases who returned from Japan and the United Arab Emirates. The country’s tally was at 1,180, with 1,062 having recovered and 35 deaths.
-- Super Typhoon Goni was located at 70 kilometers east of the central Philippines as of 1:00 am on Sunday, packing winds at 200-220km per hour, and is expected to enter the East Vietnam Sea on Monday.
-- Multiple districts in Ho Chi Minh City were submerged following a heavy downpour on Saturday evening, while more rains are forecast to lash the metropolis and southern Vietnam in early November.
-- A RT-PCR COVID-19 test on a South Korean expert has come back negative, after he previously tested positive via a rapid-result screening method upon arriving in Japan from Ho Chi Minh City on October 23. The expert will have to undergo another RT-PCR test in the coming days, according to Japanese regulations.
-- The bodies of two men who went missing in a forest in the north-central province of Quang Binh two weeks ago have been found buried under a large amount of soil and rock that was the result of a landslide.
-- Police in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa confirmed on Saturday they had apprehended 15 suspects for faking seals and documents of competent authorities to appropriate property.
-- The consumer price index (CPI) inched up 0.09 percent in October against the previous month, and 2.47 percent year-on-year, the General Statistics Office of Vietnam reported.
-- Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company has released its third quarter financial statement, seeing a slight increase in air transport revenue over that of the previous quarter despite the second outbreak of COVID-19 in Vietnam.
-- A regulation that takes effect from November 1 will allow middle school and high school students in Vietnam to use mobile phones in class. The use of the electronic devices must be permitted by their teachers.