Read what is in the news today:
-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Health recorded one virus-related death on Friday night and 77 new COVID-19 cases, including 75 domestic infections, on Saturday morning, raising the national tally to 8,364 patients, with 3,242 recoveries and 51 fatalities.
-- Police in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on Friday night arrested a local man for killing a neighbor by illegally installing an electric trap in his garden and throwing her body away to conceal his crime.
-- The section of the North - South railway through north-central Quang Binh Province was temporarily blocked from 1:00 pm Friday to around 2:00 am Saturday after an unexploded bomb since wartime had been detected near the railway.
-- The People’s Committee of Dong Nai has requested all people going through the southern province have smartphones installed with applications or able to access to websites for online health declaration.
-- Authorities in many provinces and cities have mandated concentrated quarantine for people returning or coming from Ho Chi Minh City and other virus-hit localities.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority has sought intervention from the municipal People’s Committee in neighboring Dong Nai Province’s regulation of 21-day concentrated quarantine on all people returning from the city, saying that about 6,000 Dong Nai workers working at industrial parks in the metropolis will be affected.
-- A serial traffic accident occurred due to dense fog among two tractor trailers, three trucks, three cars and a passenger bus, causing serious congestion on the section of National Highway 6 through northern Son La Province on Friday afternoon.
-- The People’s Committee of Hanoi on Friday issued a decision to provide subsidy for public passenger fares on the Cat Linh - Ha Dong urban railway, allowing ticket price to range between VND7,000-15,000 (US$0.31-0.65) per turn.
-- Four members of a family, including a pregnant woman, died in a house fire in central Quang Ngai Province early on Saturday morning.