Here are today’s leading news stories:
— Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received on Monday Alok Kumar Sharma, British Cabinet Minister and President for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), who is on a working visit to Vietnam to promote the implementation of the conference’s outcomes, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— Two children aged two and four were killed after a parked truck slid down a slope and crashed into a house in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Monday afternoon.
— Police in Ho Chi Minh City are looking for a man to facilitate their probe into a case where a university freshman from south-central Binh Dinh Province has lost contact with his family for three days after arriving in the southern city.
— Three COVID-19 cases were recorded on Monday after over one million kindergarten, elementary school, and sixth grade students in Ho Chi Minh City returned to school for the first time after about nine months.
— Three-year-old D.N.A. from Thach That District, Hanoi is still in a coma nearly one month after she was admitted to the hospital with nine nail-like objects in her skull.
— Authorities in Hanoi are expected to spend nearly VND1.9 trillion (US$83.5 million) on multiple programs aimed at reducing traffic congestion and ensuring traffic safety during the 2021-25 period.
— Relic sites in Hanoi were allowed to welcome back visitors from Monday following a long period of temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam)’s oil exploitation output in the first month of 2022 reached 0.93 million metric tons, exceeding its set target by 24.2 percent, according to the Vietnam News Agency.