Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Monday attended a ceremony marking the 45th anniversary of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s journey to overthrow the Pol Pot regime, held in Memot District of Cambodia’s Tbuong Khmum Province.
-- The Ministry of Health documented 521 COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the national tally to 10,738,161, with 9,611,400 recoveries and 43,083 deaths.
-- The number of people receiving COVID-19 vaccine in Ho Chi Minh City last week jumped by 2.5 times compared to the previous week as the city began a campaign to promote second booster shots for local residents.
-- Ton That Thach, director of the Center for Disease Control in central Da Nang City, was arrested on Monday on charges of embezzlement, the municipal Department of Public Security confirmed the same day.
-- A woman and her two niblings were hit by a truck after they fell off their motorbike on a muddy and slippery road in southern Binh Phuoc Province on Monday. One of the two children was killed on the spot.
-- Dozens of motorbikes had their tires punctured by countless metal objects that were believed to have fallen off a vehicle carrying scrap materials on National Highway No. 51 in southern Dong Nai Province on Monday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has asked relevant agencies to set up a plan on establishing a bicycle lane along the section of Hanoi Highway from Rach Chiec Bridge to Saigon Bridge.
-- Police in south-central Binh Dinh Province confirmed on Monday they had arrested three suspects who threw petrol bombs into a resident’s house on Saturday night.