Read what is in the news today:
-- Some 3,106 children under 16 years old are among 42,862 COVID-19 patients being treated at hospitals across Ho Chi Minh City, whereas 109,728 others are under home treatment, the city’s Center for Disease Control said on Sunday.
-- As many as 616 people hailing from northern Bac Giang Province, mostly pregnant women, children, the elderly, and people with serious diseases, returned to their hometown from coronavirus-hit Binh Duong Province on a repatriation flight on Sunday afternoon.
-- A man with allegedly mental illness was killed in a conflagration as he burnt some papers inside his house in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday morning.
-- Authorities in Da Nang have issued more than 92,000 travel passes to their residents over the weekend since the central city resumed markets, online food shopping, and grocery stores in virus-free and low-risk areas on Sunday, according to the municipal Department of Information and Communications.
-- Ho Chi Minh City authorities are considering reopening the goods transit point at Binh Dien wholesale market, the largest of its kind in the city, on Tuesday and resuming the operations of some traditional markets in the near future, Nguyen Nguyen Phuong, deputy director of the Department of Industry and Trade, said on Sunday afternoon.
-- Authorities in District 7, one of the two districts in Ho Chi Minh City that have claimed to have put the COVID-19 epidemic under control, plan to allow street businesses selling essential goods to reopen from September 20, with certain conditions required such as full vaccination.
-- Market surveillance officers in Binh Duong Province discovered a large volume of medical equipment and traditional medicines, which are advertised to be used for the treatment of COVID-19, allegedly smuggled from China at a company in Thuan An City on Sunday.
-- “A World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Brazil was suspended amid farcical scenes on Sunday after Brazilian health authorities accused a number of Premier League players of violating the country’s COVID-19 quarantine rules,” Reuters reported.
-- Reilly Opelka was none too pleased to be fined $10,000 for bringing an unapproved tennis bag onto the court before his second-round match at the U.S. Open last Thursday, calling it a “joke,” according to Reuters.