Read what is in the news today:
-- The Ministry of Health reported 1,561 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, raising the national caseload to 11,383,819.
-- One child drowned, another went missing, and two others were saved by fishermen as the group of four swam at a beach in north-central Nghe An Province on Sunday afternoon.
-- Rescuers saved 15 people from a fire at an apartment building in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi on Sunday night.
-- Border guard officers rescued a 16-year-old girl, who was tricked into being sold to Cambodia, and helped her return home on Saturday afternoon, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Sunday.
-- Authorities in Hanoi are investigating the cause of a 35-year-old man’s fall to death from the 31st floor of an apartment building in Bac Tu Liem District on Sunday afternoon.
-- Vietnam spent approximately US$206.25 million importing 9,906 completely built units (CBU) in the first half of August, according to the latest statistics released by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
-- Dutch online travel agency Booking.com has included Da Lat resort city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong among the world’s six places for the summer’s binge-worthy dating shows.
-- Singapore will decriminalize sex between men but has no plans to change the legal definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman, Reuters quoted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as saying on Sunday.