Read what is in the news today:
— A 29-year-old man brought home from the Philippines became the latest case of COVID-19 in Vietnam, bringing the country’s overall tally to 1,307, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control reported on Sunday.
— A criminal wanted by Chinese police was detected by police of the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien-Hue for using an expired temporary residence certificate, Vietnamese authorities said on Sunday.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has reported to the municipal People’s Council on adjustments to a project building the first-ever station for public buses in Cu Chi District at a cost of VND79 billion (US$3.38 million). The project is slated for completion in 2022.
— Authorities in Da Teh District in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Sunday managed to recover the body of a 25-year-old man who had fallen into Da Lay Dam’s reservoir and gone missing since Saturday.
— Rescuers found one more body of a worker at the Rao Trang 3 hydropower project, which was struck by severe landslides in Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 11, increasing the number of recovered bodies to six over a total of 17 victims buried under earth and debris.
— A tourist boat caught fire on the way to return to the mainland from Cham Islands off central Quang Nam Province at 1:00 pm on Sunday. All 19 tourists and crew members on the boat were safe thanks to rescue efforts by a nearby fishing boat.
— A Bamboo Airways plane brought home 290 Vietnamese citizens from the Czech Republic on Saturday and Sunday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— Ho Chi Minh City-based tourist firm Saigontourist Group and flag carrier Vietnam Airlines signed a comprehensive cooperation memorandum to officially become comprehensive partners for the period from 2020 to 2025.
— Construction of proposed Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai is expected to start next month as promised by state-owned Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), the airport’s main developer.
— Over 2,500 athletes competed at annual Halong Bay International Heritage Marathon, the sixth of its kind in Ha Long, a tourist city located in the northern province of Quang Ninh, on Sunday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.