Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday morning confirmed 111 domestic COVID-19 cases, including 51 in Ho Chi Minh City, raising the country’s tally to 7,432, with 3,043 recoveries and 47 deaths.
-- Ho Chi Minh City has prepared treatment plans for the worst-case scenario in which 5,000 COVID-19 patients would be recorded, deputy director of the municipal Department of Health Tang Chi Thuong said during a meeting with Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh on Monday.
-- Multiple train routes in Vietnam have been suspended from Tuesday due to the serious COVID-19 pandemic in many provinces and cities. Some of these routes will resume operations on June 16, while others will be reopened on July 1.
-- COVID-19 checkpoints at the gateways to Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City became severely congested on Tuesday morning as all commuters were required to present their personal documents in order to enter or exit the district.
-- Authorities in Vung Tau, a popular beach city in southern Vietnam, have banned all people from swimming at local beaches from 12:00 pm on Tuesday to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
-- Four seventh-grade students drowned after falling into a stream while throwing a birthday party in the northern province of Hoa Binh on Monday afternoon.
-- The People’s Court in the south-central province of Phu Yen on Monday sentenced a 19-year-old man to death for raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl in June 2020.
-- Police in Phu Yen Province have arrested and initiated legal proceedings against a 36-year-old man from northern Phu Tho Province for arranging the illegal entry of three Chinese nationals.
-- The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Ho Chi Minh City surpassed US$1.34 billion in the first five months of this year, down 16.52 percent year on year, according to the municipal statistics office.