Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health recorded 28 local COVID-19 infections in Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang, Lang Son, and Hai Duong on Tuesday morning, raising the country’s tally to 3,489, with 2,618 recoveries and 35 deaths.
-- Vietnam has administered 892,454 out of 917,600 available COVID-19 vaccine shots as of Tuesday morning, according to the health ministry.
-- Ho Chi Minh City chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong and a delegation of officials convened a working session with Cho Ray Hospital and 115 People’s Hospital on Monday to review COVID-19 prevention and control measures at the two infirmaries.
-- Police in Bac Tu Liem District, Hanoi confirmed on Monday they had detected one Chinese man and were searching for four others who were staying in the capital without passports, visas, and other relevant documents.
-- Border guard officers in the northern province of Cao Bang on Monday received 40 Vietnamese citizens who were previously caught entering China illegally to find jobs.
-- The King Restaurant in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City has been fined VND65 million (US$2,800) for operating karaoke services despite an ongoing ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The district’s administration is also proposing that relevant agencies revoke its business license.
-- A 17-year-old boy from the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has been arrested for beating an 88-year-old woman to death following a conflict on Wednesday last week.
-- Vietnam’s foreign direct investment (FDI) reached $12.25 billion in the first four months of this year, according to the General Statistics Office.