Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- The Ministry of Health confirmed 11,299 local COVID-19 infections, including 4,505 in Binh Duong and 4,084 in Ho Chi Minh City, on Saturday evening, raising the country’s tally to 336,707, with 140,087 recoveries and 7,450 deaths.
-- More than 501,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by Poland arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on Saturday afternoon.
-- Ho Chi Minh City recorded 2,885 COVID-19 cases in the community on Saturday, accounting for over 71 percent of the city’s daily count. The districts with the highest ratio of infection in the community included Tan Binh District, Binh Thanh District, Binh Tan District, District 8, and District 10.
-- Another shipment of 50,000 vials of COVID-19 medicine Remdesivir, part of a deal between Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup and an Indian supplier, was delivered to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday evening.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Public Security said on Saturday they had booked over 4,400 people for going outside without proper reasons since the beginning of the fourth COVID-19 wave.
-- A large number of residents in Ho Chi Minh City continued flocking to local supermarkets early on Sunday morning to stock up on supplies for the upcoming stay-home drive, which will begin on Monday.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City confirmed on Saturday they had broken up an illegal racket that produced and sold fake medicine, including COVID-19 drugs, and arrested the 46-year-old ring leader.
-- Officers in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau affirmed on Saturday they had captured and initiated legal proceedings against a 48-year-old man for allegedly raping and murdering a five-year-old girl.
-- A 32-year-old woman has been arrested for illegally selling slots for COVID-19 vaccination to 21 people and pocketing VND60 million (US$2,600) in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City.