What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- Vietnam's newly-elected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired his first cabinet meeting on Thursday, underlining unity, integrity, and democracy under his leadership.
-- The average height of Vietnam's 18-year-old males has reached 168.1 centimeters while that of their female counterparts is 156.2 centimeters, according to the National General Nutrition Survey for 2019-20, which was released by the health ministry’s National Institute of Nutrition on Thursday.
-- Police on Thursday arrested the director of Petrolimex's subsidiary in the Mekong Delta province of Long An for his involvement in a ring that traded 2.7 million liters of fake or substandard gasoline.
-- A man was hospitalized for injury caused by a falling tree in a heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday morning.
-- Ho Chi Minh City authorities are mulling over a VND8.2 trillion (US$355 million) project for flood control in seven districts in 2021-25.
-- Two border jumpers from Cambodia tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, with contact tracing and quarantine underway, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- Vietnam is Japan's fifth-largest consumer market among the latter's importers, with an average growth rate of 15-17 percent per year, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance's statistics.
-- Military-run Viettel Group and state-owned Saigon Newport Corporation on Thursday inked a deal to cooperate in technology, logistics, and other spheres, with a focus on infrastructure for e-commerce development.
-- "Japan is set to expand quasi-emergency measures to 10 regions on Friday as a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases spreads, casting doubt on whether the Summer Olympics can be held in Tokyo," Reuters reported.