Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health recorded 53 local COVID-19 cases in Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, and Hanoi on Wednesday morning, raising the national tally to 7,625, with 3,043 recoveries and 48 deaths.
-- A 76-year-old patient in Hanoi died from coronavirus-related complications on Tuesday, taking Vietnam’s COVID-19 death toll to 48.
-- A 43-year-old cook at Long Thanh Golf Company in Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday night in Ho Chi Minh City, after having direct contact with patient No. 7,089.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health on Tuesday night requested relevant agencies to speed up the establishment of a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 treatment at Phu Tho Sports Complex in Ward 9, District 11, following a recent spike in the number of cases.
-- Vietnam Vaccine JSC (VNVC) on Tuesday received the second shipment of 287,600 COVID-19 vaccine doses, part of an order of 30 million shots, from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
-- Over 100 students and teachers at Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, have been quarantined after a foreign teacher was confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus on Tuesday.
-- Plenty of crops of Ngoc Linh ginseng, a Vietnamese medical plant with high economic value, were devastated by a two-hour-long hail in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam on Tuesday afternoon, according to local authorities.
-- Police in the north-central province of Ha Tinh have arrested and initiated legal proceedings against 11 people, including a former police officer, over their involvement in an illicit gambling ring.
-- The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said on Tuesday that Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City would limit domestic flights from June 1 to June 14 to beef up coronavirus spread containment.
-- Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Long An asserted on Tuesday that several districts of the province would have to follow social distancing measures under the prime minister’s Directive No. 15 from 0:00 on Wednesday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health on Tuesday night sealed off the outpatient department of the Children’s Hospital and Mekong Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital after several COVID-19 patients visited them.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City have arrested a 60-year-old man for setting fire to a couple's flower kiosk, causing them to suffer multiple burns, over a business conflict.
-- The Ministry of Health has sent a statement to the People’s Committees in various provinces and cities urging prompt actions in identifying suspected coronavirus cases at medical centers, clinics, and pharmacies.
-- The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs has warned that 4,000 Vietnamese children that had been sent to centralized quarantine facilities without their parents due to the fourth coronavirus wave could suffer intense psychological problems.