Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health documented 15 local COVID-19 infections in Hanoi, Dak Lak, Lang Son, Ha Nam, and Bac Giang on Sunday morning, raising the country’s tally to 3,245, with 2,602 recoveries and 35 deaths.
-- Nearly 330 people having direct and indirect contact with patient No. 3,141, who went to Da Lat during the holiday last weekend, have tested negative for the novel coronavirus once as of Sunday morning.
-- Authorities in Lam Dong Province, home to touristic Da Lat, have told local students to stay home from Sunday until further notice, as well as advised visitors to cancel unnecessary trips to the province during this period in order to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
-- The Hanoi Center for Disease Control on Sunday morning recorded five cases that tested positive for COVID-19, including four twelfth-grade students.
-- Police in the northern province of Vinh Phuc have launched an investigation after several video clips showing naked female employees at a venue believed to be a local club named Sunny have been shared on social media.
-- A heatwave will affect northern Vietnam next week, with temperatures reaching 35-37 degrees Celsius, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported, adding that it will remain sunny during the day and rainy in the evening across southern localities.
-- One person was killed and three other injured after a tipper truck crashed into a roadwork on National Highway No.1 in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday morning.
-- Police in the northern province of Cao Bang confirmed on Sunday they had arrested a 24-year-old man for murdering his 26-year-old girlfriend, who was four months pregnant.
-- Vietnam posted a trade surplus of over US$1.29 billion in the first four months of this year, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the Ministry of Planning and Investment as saying.