— Vietnam reported no new novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case on Monday morning. The tally remains at 270, with 225 recoveries.
— Ha Nam Province and Hai Phong City in northern Vietnam became the country’s first localities to begin handing out money to citizens affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday, as part of a state stimulus package worth VND62 trillion (US$2.6 billion).
— The Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam has caused controversy for its decision to honor 11th-century Vietnamese Emperor Ly Thai Tong as the “symbol of justice and judicial activities” and a proposal to erect statues of the late leader at courts across Vietnam. Emperor Ly Thai Tong is credited with enforcing Vietnam’s first-ever written penal code — the ‘Hinh thu’ — in 1042.
— Four were killed and one injured when a car moving on National Highway 2B in the northern province of Vinh Phuc crashed into a motorbike and plunged off a 200-meter-deep cliff on Sunday afternoon.
— More than 100 Vietnamese citizens from disadvantaged backgrounds such as children, elderly people, and students were brought home from Indonesia on Sunday on a Vietjet Air flight that landed at Can Tho International Airport in the namesake Mekong Delta city.
— Vietnam had imported more than 46,402 metric tons of pork and pork products this year by April 13, an over 300-percent increase from the same period last year, according to the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
— Vietnam’s Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group on Sunday presented nearly $50,000 worth of medical equipment, including 150,000 face masks, 3,500 bottles of antiseptic solution, 35,000 pairs of medical gloves, and 2,000 sets of protective gear, to Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to support the country’s COVID-19 fight.
— Students, mostly ninth- and twelfth-graders, in nearly 30 provinces and cities in Vietnam returned to school for the first time on Monday after months of school closure owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— The novel coronavirus has infected over 2.99 million people and claimed more than 206,900 lives around the world as of Monday morning, according to statistics. About 878,700 people have recovered from COVID-19.