Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health documented 83,376 COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the country’s tally to 9,274,849, with 5,474,708 recoveries and 42,358 deaths.
-- A large tree was uprooted and fell onto several cars and stalls on Nguyen Huy Luong Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City during a heavy rain with strong gusts on Monday afternoon.
-- Authorities in An Giang Province inaugurated on Monday a 21-kilometer road costing more than VND2.1 trillion (US$91.8 million), which is aimed at boosting connectivity among multiple provinces in the Mekong Delta.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on Monday sentenced a 32-year-old South Korean man to death for breaking into the house of a compatriot's family, killing one person and injuring two others, before stealing their car in late 2019.
-- The People’s Court in north-central Nghe An Province has handed a life sentence down to a 60-year-old man for shooting dead two people during an argument over land disputes in 2021.
-- Police in northern Son La Province have arrested and initiated legal proceedings against a man, who previously had his genitalia cut off by his wife, for repeatedly raping her own teenage daughter between 2020 and 2022.
-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade signed a memorandum of understanding on behalf of the two governments to provide support for Vietnamese citizens to participate in the Australian Agriculture Visa Program.
-- Many investors in Vietnam rushed to sell their FLC shares on Monday after hearing the news that FLC chairman Trinh Van Quyet had been banned from leaving the country for one month, with the selling pressure expected to linger in the next few days.
-- Vietnam will compete with Japan in their last match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers at Japan’s Saitama Stadium at 5:35 pm on Tuesday (Vietnam time). The match will be aired on FPT Play.