Here are today’s leading news stories:
— Vietnam’s Ministry of Health documented 150,618 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the national tally to 7,791,841, with 3,991,393 recoveries and 41,817 deaths.
— Many residents in Hanoi are once again dumping their garbage along local streets, resulting in environmental pollution and making it difficult for garbage collectors to do their job.
— One person died after a group of six construction workers accidentally ate poisonous leaves during their meals in northern Bac Kan Province on Friday evening, an official confirmed on Saturday.
— Two nine graders drowned after a group of high school students had a swim at Giang Thom Pit in central Quang Nam Province on Saturday afternoon.
— The traffic police division under the Ministry of Public Security confirmed on Saturday they had booked 9,879 drunk driving offenses across Vietnam in the past 20 days, as part of their campaign to deal with the traffic violation.
— Police in northern Hai Phong City confirmed are investigating a case where a 22-year-old man fell into a critical condition after being attacked by his father with a hammer over a conflict on Saturday.
— Public workers in Vietnam will be given a total of seven days off for the upcoming Hung Kings Commemoration Day, which falls on April 10 this year, Reunification Day (April 30), and International Workers’ Day (May 1).
— Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh initiated on Saturday the construction of the Vietnam – Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) III, which covers an area of 1,000 hectares in southern Binh Duong Province.
— Vietnam occupied over 10 percent of share in the world footwear market for the first time last year, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the World Footwear Yearbook 2021 as showing.