Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnam’s total coronavirus caseload surpassed 100,000 as the Ministry of Health confirmed 2,708 new infections, including 1,714 cases in Ho Chi Minh City and 407 patients in Binh Duong Province, on Monday morning.
-- Authorities in Da Nang City on Sunday evening closed Tho Quang fishing port, the largest fishing port in the central region, for COVID-19 prevention after 19 new infections had been detected there.
-- Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung has requested local military forces to spray disinfectant throughout the capital city as a way to curb rising coronavirus cases.
-- A scrap recycling workshop spanning thousands of square meters in Kien An District, northern Hai Phong City caught fire for several hours on Sunday afternoon. There were no casualties in the incident.
-- Police in northern Thai Binh Province have investigated a case where a group of three girls hit and insulted another girl by taking off all of her clothes and pouring laundry detergent onto her body while another boy and girl filmed the entire incident at a rented room in Hung Ha District last week.
-- Police in north-central Thanh Hoa Province caught eight young people illegally using drugs at a karaoke parlor in Ha Trung Town on Sunday morning.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism has collaborated with Southeast Asian online hotel booking app Traveloka to provide online and app-based booking options for people who wish to use COVID-19 quarantine services at hotels in the city from August 1.
-- Ho Chi Minh City chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong has requested companies to reduce the number of their active delivery workers to a minimum level and by at least ten percent compared to July 22, when more stringent social distancing rules started to be enforced in the city.
-- The Ministry of Transport has requested the Hanoi People’s Committee to arrange concentrated quarantine facilities for passengers from Ho Chi Minh City as some flights between the two metropolises have been canceled since July 22 over a shortage of isolation spaces in the capital.