Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam confirmed 20 new COVID-19 cases, including eight local infections, on Sunday, bringing the national tally to 2,962 patients, with 2,549 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths.
-- The central city of Da Nang has shuttered karaoke parlors, bars, discos, game centers, pedestrian streets, and night markets from 0:00 on Monday to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
-- Authorities in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi on Sunday night detected a group of foreigners who had entered Vietnam illegally and were living in an apartment in Cau Dien Ward.
-- Authorities in northern Lai Chau Province said on Sunday night that a 34-year-old man from Ho Chi Minh City died after suffering a cold from rains while climbing the Pu Si Lung peak in a group of ten accompanied by two guides since April 30.
-- Holidaymakers started flocking back to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City earlier than usual on Sunday afternoon after a four-day public holiday to celebrate Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1), causing congested traffic at the entrances to the two biggest cities in Vietnam.
-- Vietnam’s digital economy will likely reach US$52 billion in value by 2025, according to the e-Conomy SEA 2019 report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company.
-- Several universities in Ho Chi Minh City have requested that students and teachers who left the southern metropolis during the four-day public holiday perform health declaration upon their return.
-- “Inter Milan clinched their first Serie A title in 11 years on Sunday after Sassuolo drew 1-1 with second-placed Atalanta to assure Antonio Conte’s side of the league crown,” Reuters reported.
-- “Manchester United's Premier League match against Liverpool was postponed on Sunday after United fans forced their way into the stadium and stormed the Old Trafford pitch to protest against the club's owners - the Glazer family,” Reuters reported.