Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse chaired a ceremony in Hanoi on Wednesday to celebrate Vietnam’s 77th National Day (September 2), which saw the attendance of central and Hanoi officials, along with foreign diplomats and heads of international organizations, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- The Ministry of Health reported 2,727 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the national tally to 11,411,679, with 10,178,760 recoveries and 43,117 deaths.
-- A 64-year-old woman from north-central Thanh Hoa Province died at the hospital on Tuesday, two days after she was attacked by her pit bull, local authorities confirmed on Wednesday.
-- The renovation of the sidewalks around the popular Turtle Lake in downtown Ho Chi Minh City was finished on Wednesday, the District 3 People’s Committee confirmed.
-- A five-year-old girl was killed after being hit by an electric tourist car as she was crossing a street in Sa Pa Town, located in northern Lao Cai Province on Wednesday evening.
-- Barriers belonging to the construction site of Ho Chi Minh City’s first metro line were removed from another section on Le Loi Boulevard, between Pasteur Street and Ben Thanh Market, on Wednesday.
-- A 16-year-old boy died following a street brawl between him and some other teenage boys in northern Hai Phong City on Wednesday.
-- The entrances of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City were heavily congested on Wednesday evening as many people left the two cities for their hometowns and vacations during the long holiday weekend marking National Day.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange has issued a decision to suspend the trading of FLC Group’s shares from September 9 due to repeated violations.