Read what is in the news today:
-- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered the urgent rollout of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots following the detection of sub-variant BA.5 in Vietnam.
-- The Ministry of Health confirmed 511 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the lowest number of daily infections over the last 12 months.
-- Rescue forces in southern Dong Nai Province said on Sunday evening that they had found the bodies of two teenagers and a child, who had drowned while taking a bath at a reservoir in Trang Bom District earlier the same day.
-- A person went missing, three others were injured, and huge damage was recorded after a heavy rain swamped northern Dien Bien Province on Sunday morning, according to the provincial committee for natural disaster prevention and control.
-- Hot and sunny weather with high temperatures ranging from 35 to 38 degrees Celsius is in the forecast for Vietnam’s northern region on Monday, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
-- Police in Lam Dong Province said on Sunday afternoon they had busted a group of six pickpockets hailing from Dong Nai Province that often stole wallets and phones from tourists in the Central Highlands province’s Da Lat City.
-- Up to 116,900 new enterprises were established in Vietnam in the first six months of this year, up 25.4 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Business Registration Management Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
-- The Enjoy Da Nang Food Festival opened at Bien Dong Park in central Da Nang City on Sunday evening.
-- Five Vietnamese destinations were named among the top 10 leading cities and islands in the Southeast Asian region, as announced by U.S. magazine Travel + Leisure’s Asia’s Best Awards 2022.