Read what is in the news today:
-- Ho Chi Minh City is expected to keep applying the prime minister’s Directive No. 16 and has yet to carry out the COVID-19 travel pass plan as earlier scheduled in a pilot program to gradually reopen the economy starting Wednesday, deputy chairman Duong Anh Duc said on Sunday evening.
-- Storm-triggered rains overran rivers and streams in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, causing flash floods which swept one person away on Sunday.
-- Many people flocked to downtown streets in Da Nang City to catch fish when rainwater began to rise, flooding reservoirs and many roads on Sunday afternoon.
-- The UV index is forecast to reach a very harmful level in many central and southern localities from Monday to Wednesday, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
-- A blaze engulfed a paper mill spanning over 1,000 square meters in An Duong District, northern Hai Phong City on Sunday night. There have been no reports of casualties in the accident.
-- Authorities in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province have allowed four big tourism complexes in infection-free Xuyen Moc and Con Dao Districts to resume closed services for domestic visitors from Tuesday while the southern coastal province is still subject to social distancing under the prime minister’s Directive No. 15.
-- The Chinese-funded Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway line in Hanoi has incurred a cost overrun of over US$7.8 million following long delays, according to the Ministry of Transport.
-- Acecook Vietnam reasserted on Sunday that its Hao Hao sour-hot shrimp flavor instant noodle products that are being circulated in the Vietnamese market do not contain the banned substance ethylene oxide, following test results at the prestigious Eurofins Nutrition Analysis Center.
-- The Ministry of Information and Communications launched a program on Sunday evening to call for donations of one million computers to poor students to help them study online during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
-- Vietnam will play Brazil in their opener at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 at 0:00 on Tuesday (Vietnam time). Vietnam Television’s VTV5 and VTV6 will broadcast live the match.