Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed on Monday morning that a Japanese man, who posthumously tested positive for the novel coronavirus after dying at a hotel in Hanoi last weekend, was an imported COVID-19 case. The country’s tally stood at 2,229, with 1,534 recoveries and 35 deaths.
-- A 92-year-old woman from the northern province of Hai Duong has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after coming into close contact with a COVID-19 patient, the provincial steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control said on Sunday.
-- Professor Nguyen Tai Thu, a master of acupuncture in Vietnam, passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday morning, his family confirmed later the same day.
-- Six houses sank into the river after a ferry hit the riverbank and triggered subsidence in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on Sunday afternoon.
-- Police in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang confirmed on Sunday they had apprehended 12 women and five men for gambling at an abandoned house. Officers also confiscated VND212 million (US$9,220) and relevant exhibits.
-- Vietnamese film director Hoang Dung died of cancer at the age of 65 at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in Hanoi on Sunday.
-- Authorities in the central city of Da Nang are drawing up a detailed plan for the city's first international duty-free zone and smart urban area for investors.
-- As many as 22 wind power projects with a combined capacity of 907 MW are set to be put into operation in the north-central province of Quang Tri by the end of this year.