Here are today’s leading news stories:
— State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a meeting with staff members of the Vietnamese Embassy and representatives from the Vietnamese community in Singapore on Saturday before concluding his three-day state visit later the same day.
— Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh signed on Saturday an official dispatch on the protection of Vietnamese citizens and legal entities in Ukraine.
— The Ministry of Health recorded 77,982 COVID-19 cases in 61 provinces and cities on Saturday, raising the national tally to 3,219,177, with 2,376,046 recoveries and 40,050 deaths.
— Rescuers had been able to find the bodies of two missing victims and were looking for the remaining two as of Sunday morning, after a tourist boat capsized off central Quang Nam Province on Saturday.
— An elementary school teacher from southern Binh Duong Province has been temporarily suspended after a family accused him of molesting a second grader during a lunch break earlier this week.
— Police in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province confirmed on Saturday they were hunting for a man who attacked three random people, including a young boy, with a knife as he rode a motorbike along local streets on Thursday night.
— Firefighting police in Hanoi were able to rescue a married couple and their three-year-old son after they were trapped in a fire at their apartment early on Saturday morning.
— Vietnam’s U23 men’s football team have been granted cash rewards totaling VND4.2 billion (US$184,000) after winning the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U23 Championship finale in Cambodia on Saturday evening.