Check out the news you should not miss today:
-- The Ministry of Health confirmed an additional 1,587 COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising Vietnam’s patient tally to 10,706,111.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday uncovered a garage in the Go Vap District that specialized in modifying motorcycles for street racing.
-- Forest protection officers of Ho Chi Minh City received two pig-tailed macaques on Friday, including one that had escaped its cage more than a month ago and had stolen food from local children to survive.
-- Two young people drowned after being swept away in a whirlpool while swimming at a beach in Tuy Hoa City in the south-central Vietnamese province of Phu Yen on Friday afternoon.
-- A 10-year-old child drowned while swimming at a beach in Phu Vang District in the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien-Hue on Friday.
-- Vietnamese athlete Nguyen Duc Tuan won the gold medal in men’s table tennis singles with a score of 4-1 over Thai opponent Phakpoom Sanguansin at the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Friday night.
-- “The World Health Organization was holding an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the recent outbreak of monkeypox, a viral infection more common to west and central Africa, after over 100 cases were confirmed or suspected in Europe,” Reuters reported on Friday.
-- “Easter Island, one of Chile's biggest tourist attractions, will reopen to visitors starting Aug. 1 after access was restricted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chile's government said on Friday,” Reuters reported.