Read what is in the news today:
-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Health confirmed 20 local COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, taking the national tally to 4,961 infections, including 2,689 recoveries and 41 virus-related deaths.
-- An 89-year-old woman with COVID-19 and a history of heart failure, chronic gastritis and hypertension in central Da Nang City died on Thursday, becoming Vietnam’s 41st virus-related death.
-- The results of viral gene sequencing of patients No. 4,583 and No. 4,780 by the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases showed on Friday that they were infected with the coronavirus strain B.1.617.2 from India and B.1.1.7 from the UK, respectively.
-- Ho Chi Minh City authorities have restricted people from going outside unless necessary from 0:00 Saturday until further notice to stall COVID-19 infections.
-- The Da Nang Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced on Friday evening that it had tested 271,962 local cases, relatively equal to the number of households in the entire city, for COVID-19 from May 3.
-- Police in southern Tay Ninh Province said on Friday afternoon that they had collaborated with Ho Chi Minh City police to successfully break a drugs transporting ring between the two localities.
-- A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Yunnan Province in China on Friday evening, with a mild tremor being felt by people living in some high-rise buildings in Hanoi.
-- Taekwondo fighter Truong Thi Kim Tuyen excelled to enter the final at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics qualifying round taking place in Jordan on Friday evening to become the eighth Vietnamese athlete to win a ticket to the Summer Games.
-- FIFA will carry out a feasibility study on holding the World Cup and the women's World Cup every two years after backing a proposal at its annual congress on Friday.
-- “An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck Qinghai Province in China, early on Saturday,” Reuters quoted the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) as saying.