Here are today’s leading news stories:
— Vietnam’s Ministry of Health reported 12,012 COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the national tally to 10,475,819, with 8,941,064 recoveries and 42,957 deaths.
— The Criminal Investigation Agency under the Ministry of National Defense has arrested and launched legal proceedings against Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Son, former commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard, and some other officials on embezzlement charge.
— Traffic congestion broke out along multiple kilometers of the Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong Expressway after a tractor-trailer tipped over and blocked the route early on Tuesday morning.
— As of Monday, health workers in Ho Chi Minh City had administered COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 10,400 sixth graders and recorded no cases of serious postvaccinal side effect, according to a health official.
— One person was killed after a fire broke out at a three-story house in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City on Monday afternoon. Police have been investigating to determine the cause.
— A nine-kilogram monkey was handed over to forest protection officers on Monday as it attacked its owner in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City last week.
— Nearly 200 youth union members and volunteers collected more than four metric tons of garbage along two beaches on Phu Quoc Island off southern Kien Giang Province on Monday.
— Buses of routes No.152 and No.72-1 are now allowed to pick up and drop off passengers at the domestic terminal of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City to provide convenience for travelers.
— Vietnam’s tra fish exports reached US$646 million in the first quarter of 2022, posting year-on-year growth of 88 percent and making up 27 percent of the country’s aquatic product exports, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers as saying.
— Vietnam’s Hoang Anh Gia Lai is scheduled to compete with Australia’s Sydney FC at the 2022 AFC Champions League at 6:00 pm on Tuesday. The match will be aired on VTV6 channel and FPT Play.