Read what is in the news today:
-- The Ministry of Health reported 3,195 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the national caseload to 11,389,268.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control said on Tuesday that the metropolis recorded one more death due to dengue fever this week, bringing the total number of fatalities from the disease this year to 18 cases.
-- Police in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are investigating the identities of two skeletons discovered in two hammocks in a local forest on Monday.
-- The public security division of An Phu District in the southern Vietnamese province of An Giang on Tuesday gave financial support to 40 escapees who ran away from a casino in Cambodia over forced labor last week so that they can return to their hometowns.
-- Annoying phone calls from milk brands and postnatal care services prompted many women in Ho Chi Minh City to suspect that Tu Du Maternity Hospital, where they chose to deliver their babies, leaked their personal information.
-- Three consecutive earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 3.6 to 4.7 hit Kon Plong District in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center (EITWC) of the Institute of Geophysics under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
-- The Xeo Vet Bridge connecting Bac Lieu and Hau Giang Provinces was inaugurated on Tuesday afternoon after more than seven years of construction, ending local people’s dependence on ferry service to travel between the two Mekong Delta localities.
-- Storm Maon entered the northern part of the East Vietnam Sea on Tuesday night and became the third storm of this year’s hurricane season in Vietnam.
-- The Vietnam Stock Exchange, which made debut on December 11, 2021, posted an after-tax profit of more than VND1.2 trillion (US$51.2 million) in the first half of this year.
-- CNN Travel chose Vietnamese cuisine such as ‘banh mi’ (baguette), ‘pho’ (noodle soup), and iced coffee among the 50 best street foods throughout Asia on Tuesday.