Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health recorded zero COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning. The country’s tally stood at 2,572, with 2,198 recoveries and 35 deaths, while over 32,300 people have received COVID-19 vaccine shots.
-- Beer parlors, bars, and pubs along Bui Vien Walking Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City have been asked to sign commitments on reducing noise pollution to make sure their operations do not affect local residents.
-- Two young siblings, a three-year-old and five-year-old, drowned after falling into a river while playing near their house in the northern province of Nam Dinh on Friday afternoon, local authorities confirmed on Saturday.
-- A 59-year-old passenger has been fined VND15 million (US$652) for opening the emergency exit of a Bamboo Airways plane prior to its departure in north-central Thanh Hoa Province on Thursday, causing the flight to be delayed for nearly two hours.
-- Over 120 households lost power after a seven-seater automobile knocked down five utility poles following an accident in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday morning.
-- Police in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau confirmed on Saturday they had arrested a 66-year-old murder and robbery convict who escaped from prison 32 years ago.
-- Officers in the southern province of Long An have arrested and quarantined five Vietnamese citizens who attempted to enter Vietnam from Cambodia illegally by swimming across a river.
-- Two women were found dead at Topaz Home Apartment Complex in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City after allegedly falling from a high floor on Sunday morning.
-- A trade fair spotlighting Vietnamese goods and featuring more than 100 stalls is in full swing at the Me Linh Plaza in Hanoi’s Ha Dong district, offering opportunities for firms to stimulate trade, distribution, and consumption demand. The five-day event kicked off on Friday.