Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- The Ministry of Health documented 1,176 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the country’s tally to 11,471,340, with 10,586,196 recoveries and 43,146 deaths.
-- Typhoon Noru is expected to enter the East Vietnam Sea on Sunday, with the average wind speed recorded at 150-166km per hour, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported.
-- The person who was reported missing following serious flooding in southern Dong Nai Province on Friday night told local authorities on Saturday that he had made it home safely.
-- Police in south-central Binh Dinh Province are investigating the death of a 33-year-old middle school teacher after her body, along with her motorbike and books, was found at an empty land plot on Saturday, four days after she had gone missing.
-- The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development collaborated with the World Bank to organize a conference on climate resilience and sustainable development in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta in Can Tho City on Saturday.
-- More than 400 firefighters and about 116 specialized vehicles participated in a fire drill on a 25,000-metric-ton ship at Cat Lai Port in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday.
-- A total of 33 men and women were caught using drugs inside four flats at The Tresor apartment complex in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City early on Saturday morning.
-- Police in southern Kien Giang Province confirmed on Saturday they had broken up an illegal ring that produced and traded weapons and arrested 10 suspects.
-- National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has been ranked 48th in the World's Top 100 Airlines in 2022, as announced at the World Airline Awards by Skytrax, the Vietnam News Agency reported.