Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnam reported 87 new local coronavirus infections on Saturday morning, bringing the national tally to 6,657 patients, with 2,896 recoveries and 47 virus-related deaths.
-- Medical authorities in Ho Chi Minh City urgently collected samples from 50,000 residents in Go Vap District for COVID-19 testing from Friday night until early Saturday morning, after five pooled samples in relation to a religious mission based in the same district returned suspected results.
-- The Ministry of Health requested in an urgent order on Friday afternoon that authorities in northern Bac Ninh and Bac Giang Provinces, two COVID-19 hotbeds in Vietnam, pilot quarantining direct contacts of patients at home in localities with large outbreaks and large numbers of contacts and allowing the resumption of household production in locked-down areas.
-- The Vietnamese health ministry is in talks to secure COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna through its distribution partner in Asia, Zuellig Pharma.
-- Authorities in southern Tay Ninh Province have temporarily shuttered its famous tourist destination Ba Den Mountain and placed a number of areas under lockdown after a returnee from Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus.
-- The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has become the fourth locality in the southern region to record a local COVID-19 infection after a local teacher had come into direct contact with a patient in Ho Chi Minh City earlier and tested positive for the virus on Friday.
-- Authorities in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong are looking for visitors to 12 locations where COVID-19 patient No. 6,437 from Ho Chi Minh City visited from May 22 to 23.
-- Officials in southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province have suspended healthcare facilities, physical therapy facilities, spa services, saunas, theaters, cinemas, wedding venues, buffet service establishments, live music businesses, karaoke parlors, and indoor sports facilities for COVID-19 prevention.
-- All students living at the dormitories of the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City have had to move out to leave rooms for people needing to be quarantined for COVID-19.
-- The Ministry of Information and Communications has requested authorities in all provinces and cities to beef up the managing and handling of live-streamers who insult other organizations and individuals, using offensive language against "fine customs and traditions."