Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan chaired the fourth session of the National Election Council in Hanoi on Monday to discuss preparations for the upcoming election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-26 tenure.
-- No COVID-19 case was recorded in Vietnam on Tuesday morning. The country’s tally stood at 2,575 patients, with 2,234 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- Authorities in Hanoi and the southern province of Dong Nai have decided to reopen bars, discos, and karaoke parlors from 0:00 on Tuesday.
-- The human trial of Nanocovax, one of Vietnam’s four homegrown COVID-19 vaccines, is expected to conclude by the end of this year’s third quarter, an official from the Ministry of Health said at a meeting on COVID-19 prevention and control on Monday.
-- Seven people on a truck carrying timber were killed after the vehicle crashed into the mountainside while descending a slope in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa on Monday night.
-- A foreign man, about 35 years old, was riding a motorbike along Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City on Monday afternoon when he suddenly collapsed on the ground and died.
-- The completion of the Thu Thiem 2 Bridge project, which connects District 1 and Thu Duc City in Ho Chi Minh City, has once again been postponed to 2023, the project developer said on Monday.
-- A 23-year-old woman has suffered loss of vision in one eye and blurred vision in the other after undergoing an eyelid cosmetic surgery at a beauty spa in Hanoi.
-- Two men were killed following their failed attempt to rescue a drowning woman along a section of the Tien (Front) River in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on Monday.