Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnam recorded three imported cases of COVID-19 on Friday afternoon, raising the national tally to 2,620 patients, with 2,382 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths, according to the Ministry of Health’s data.
-- Rain is in the forecast for the southern Vietnamese region, including Ho Chi Minh City, on Saturday night, following the heavy rain on Friday midnight, according to the Southern Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
-- Authorities in southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province fined a local company specializing in producing fish feed VND372 million (US$16,100) and suspended its operations for 4.5 months on Friday for discharging wastewater in excess into the environment, resulting in the color change of a lagoon to purple pink.
-- Leaders of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport said on Friday that the construction of Thu Thiem 2 Bridge connecting Thu Duc City and District 1 is expected to be resumed before April 15 after a long halt due to site clearance hindrance.
-- Two workers were dead after a scaffold at a construction site in the Khuc Xuyen craft village industrial cluster in Bac Ninh City in the namesake northern province collapsed on Friday afternoon.
-- Police in south-central Binh Dinh Province said on Friday they had detected 50 young people using drugs at a karaoke bar in Quy Nhon City on Thursday night. Some 44 out of them tested positive for drugs.
-- Vietnamese for the first time surpassed people from South Korea to become the second biggest foreign-born community in Japan after Chinese, according to the largest data of the Immigration Services Agency of Japan.
-- A ceremony was held in Ha Tien City in Kien Giang Province on Friday to announce the establishment of the Ha Tien Border-Gate Economic Zone, the Mekong Delta province's only economic zone.
-- The opening ceremony of the National Tourism Year 2021 will take place on April 20 at the Complex of National Relics, which were recognized as special national relic sites in Truong Yen Commune in Hoa Lu District in the northern province of Ninh Binh.
-- “Taiwanese prosecutors have sought an arrest warrant for a construction site manager whose truck is believed to have caused a train accident in which at least 50 people died,” Reuters reported.