Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presented a proposed list of 27 government members for the 15th tenure to the National Assembly during its first session in Hanoi on Monday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- The Ministry of Health documented 2,764 domestic COVID-19 cases, including 1,849 in Ho Chi Minh City, on Tuesday morning, raising the country’s tally to 109,111, with 21,344 recoveries and 524 deaths.
-- Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City administered more than 170,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots to local residents from July 22 to 26, the first five days of the city’s fifth inoculation campaign, vice-chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc said on Monday.
-- Police and relevant agencies in Hanoi have imposed fines worth approximately VND1.5 billion (US$65,290) on violators of pandemic prevention and control regulations since the capital began reinstating social distancing measures last Saturday.
-- Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang have required local residents to go to the market only twice a week after 50 more COVID-19 cases were recently detected.
-- From 0:00 on Tuesday, the Binh Khanh Ferry, which connects Nha Be and Can Gio Districts in Ho Chi Minh City, and Cat Lai Ferry, which links Ho Chi Minh City with Dong Nai Province, will only operate from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm daily, according to the municipal Department of Transport.
-- Such apps as Grab, Be, and Gojek have announced the suspension of delivery services from 5:00 pm to 6:00 am every day in Ho Chi Minh City following the implementation of new outdoor travel restrictions as part of the city’s pandemic response efforts.
-- Police in the northern province of Hai Duong confirmed on Monday they had raided a local karaoke parlor and caught 43 people using drugs despite an ongoing gathering ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
-- Officers in the northern city of Hai Phong have initiated an investigation into the death of a married couple after their bodies were found with abnormal signs following a house fire on Monday.