Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- The 12th international conference on the East Vietnam Sea kicked off on Monday in both traditional and online formats, attracting over 700 delegates, including nearly 60 prestigious experts from 30 nations.
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Monday evening reported two imported COVID-19 cases from Japan and the U.S., bringing the country’s tally to 1,283, with 1,124 having recovered.
-- A total of 19 people were injured and nearly 6,000 houses had their roofs blown away after Storm Vamco made landfall in central Vietnam last weekend, the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported on Monday.
-- Multiple areas in Ho Chi Minh City were flooded again on Monday afternoon due to the effect of this year’s highest tide.
-- Police in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on Monday arrested a 30-year-old man for killing one person who was involved in the kidnap of his wife. Many suspects have also been captured.
-- A 17-year-old was arrested by officers in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday for speeding, failing to comply with traffic police’s directions, and crashing his motorbike into a traffic policeman, causing him to be hospitalized with multiple injuries.
-- A 35-year-old man in Hanoi has been apprehended for stabbing his mother to death while allegedly being high on crystal meth on Monday afternoon.
-- An international workshop on sustainable cooperation between Vietnam and Australia regarding techniques in mineral exploration and processing in the north of Vietnam was held in Hanoi on Monday.
-- The PetroVietnam Gas Join Stock Corporation (PV Gas) on Monday marked the first flow of gas from the Sao Vang-Dai Nguyet gas field to the mainland in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province via the Nam Con Son 2 pipeline.