Read what is in the news today:
-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Health on Saturday morning confirmed two imported and 13 local cases of COVID-19 and added 563 cases in Ho Chi Minh City to the Friday evening update, raising the national tally to 15,115 infections, with 5,949 recoveries and 74 deaths.
-- Authorities are developing guidelines on reducing the quarantine period to seven days for international arrivals who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine and tested negative for the coronavirus before entering Vietnam, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said on Friday.
-- The Hanoi People’s Committee has permitted the resumption of certain outdoor physical and sport activities from Saturday, given the local COVID-19 situation basically brought under control.
-- Police in southern Tay Ninh Province said on Friday that they arrested on Thursday a 57-year-old local man for beating another man to his death over a conflict and burning the body to conceal the crime.
-- Police in northern Hai Phong City have been requested to investigate and find out the health check-up points responsible for letting through a passenger vehicle from Ho Chi Minh City, which then spread COVID-19 in the northern city.
-- The United Overseas Bank has forecast Vietnam’s GDP growth rate at 6.7 percent this year despite adverse impacts of the COVID-19.
-- International courier DHL announced on Friday that it has invested in more private flights employing Airbus A330 aircrafts to transport goods directly between its transit hub in Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City.
-- The Ministry of Finance on Friday issued a circular to remove 30 items of business fees and charges worth around VND1 trillion (US$43 million) for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, effective from July 1 to December 31, 2021.
-- Vietnamese champions Viettel will clash the AFC Champions League title holder Ulsan Hyundai on the opening day of Group F of the continental competition in Thailand at 9:00 pm Saturday.
-- “A helicopter carrying Colombia’s President Ivan Duque and others was struck by multiple bullets in an attack on Friday,” Reuters quoted him as saying in a video message.