Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- A tropical depression in the East Vietnam Sea is expected to bring torrential rains to southern and south-central localities on Tuesday and Wednesday, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported, adding that downpours will lash north-central provinces from Wednesday to Saturday.
-- Ten people have been killed or gone missing due to bad weather conditions in the central province of Quang Ngai over the past week, local authorities confirmed on Monday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health and the Department of Education and Training are scheduled to organize an online training session on COVID-19 vaccination safety for children.
-- Nearly 8,500 lobsters and 1.2 metric tons of groupers and sea bass in the south-central province of Phu Yen have died due to floods, resulting in losses of billions of dong (VND1 billion = US$43,800).
-- Ten high school students in the northern province of Quang Ninh have tested positive for narcotics and suffered such symptoms as headache, dizzy, and nausea after eating a type of candy on Monday.
-- A person was severely injured after tripping and falling from the fourth floor of a house which was on fire in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City on Monday afternoon.
-- It will cost nearly VND5 trillion ($219.4 million) to upgrade T2 Terminal of Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi in order to raise its capacity to 15 million passengers a year, according to the feasibility report from the Airports Corporation of Vietnam.
-- With the current trade growth rate, Vietnam’s export-import turnover for the whole year is expected to exceed $600 billion, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the Ministry of Industry and Trade as saying.