Read what is in the news today:
-- The Ministry of Health announced 20 local coronavirus infections on Friday morning, taking the national tally to 3,836 patients, including 807 domestic cases recorded since April 27.
-- All people who arrived in Hanoi from Da Nang between May 1 and Friday this week are subject to COVID-19 testing and self-isolation at home for 21 days from the date of leaving the central city, the Hanoi Department of Health announced on Friday.
-- The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has requested authorities of Vietnamese cities and provinces to deport foreigners working without work permits or failing to comply with the law on immigration, transit and residence of foreigners in the country.
-- Twelve checkpoints at Ho Chi Minh City’s gateways have been put into operation from 0:00 Saturday to medically inspect vehicles, carry out body temperature measurement for people entering the city, and collect medical declarations from them.
-- Authorities in northern Quang Ninh Province have suspended restaurants, sidewalk stalls, lottery tickets sales and golf courses from 0:00 Saturday for COVID-19 prevention.
-- The Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City has requested relevant units to temporarily stop road construction works across the city during May 22 and 23 to ensure public safety during legislative elections for the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils for the 2021-26 term.
-- Waterway vehicles have been restricted from traveling through the area of the Thu Thiem 2 Bridge on the Saigon River from Saturday for the safety and convenience of the bridge’s construction.
-- Northern Bac Giang Province has obtained the Prime Minister’s approval to receive 190 Chinese purchasers for the trade of its famous lychee in Luc Ngan District.
-- The lobby E at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi will be temporarily shut down from May 17 due the falling number of passengers, the port authorities informed on Friday.
-- The People’s Committee of Can Tho City, located in the Mekong Delta region, has decided to let children return to kindergartens from May 17 after a short school break to prevent COVID-19 infections.