Việt Nam reported 248 new COVID cases on Tuesday with 236 community cases and 12 imported cases, which were quarantined immediately after entering the country.
A total of 300 local COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday in nine localities, the Ministry of Health announced.
The central province of Quang Binh has approved the establishment of a strict protection zone on 710ha of special-use forest area to protect 22 Hatinh langur herds in Đồng Hóa Commune of Tuyên Hóa District.
Meritorious Artist Lê Cung Bắc, a leading film actor and director of the South, died of cancer on Sunday in HCM City. He was 76.
A total of 297 new COVID-19 cases were detected on Sunday, mostly patients already in quarantined areas.
Storm Koguma, the second storm to hit Việt Nam this year, weakened into a tropical depression on Sunday after reaching the central province of Nghệ An.