Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the U.S. - ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday (local time), as part of his ongoing U.S. visit from May 11 to 17.
-- The Ministry of Health documented 1,895 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the lowest daily jump in the past 10 months. The national tally stood at 10,695,036, with 9,349,592 recoveries and 43,065 deaths.
-- Many sewer covers on the sidewalk along the section of To Huu Street that leads to Thu Thiem Bridge 2 in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City have been stolen, posing dangers for pedestrians.
-- At least 150 metric tons of fish raised by residents on the section of the Hau (Back) River in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang have died, with locals suspecting that polluted water is the cause.
-- Police in northern Lai Chau Province confirmed on Saturday they had arrested a 30-year-old man after he was caught red-handed transporting two endangered moon bear cubs to his customer.
-- A 46-year-old woman from the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau has turned herself in to local police, claiming that she had murdered her husband and hidden his body in a pond over the past four months.
-- Vietnam became the leaders of Group A in women's football at the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after scoring a 7-0 victory over Cambodia on Saturday evening.
-- The 18th Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival kicked off at Le Van Tam Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday evening. The fest will last until May 17.
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