— Six reports from the ASEAN secretary general and community pillars submitted to the upcoming 36th ASEAN Summit were adopted at the 26th ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting, held online on Wednesday and chaired by Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
— Vietnam confirmed three new imported cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from Kuwait on Wednesday evening, bringing the national tally to 352 with 329 recoveries and no death.
— Nearly 700 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Taiwan and Japan on two separate repatriation flights on Wednesday.
— Vietnam’s borders will remain shut to foreign tourists, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said while addressing a meeting on COVID-19 on Wednesday to reaffirm the guiding viewpoint of fending off the second COVID-19 wave in order to pursue the dual goal of pandemic containment and economic recovery.
— Vietnam’s exports to the EU will be provided with the Certificate of Origin (C/O) form EUR 1 and enjoy preferential tariffs in line with the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) from August 1, according to a circular stipulating the C/O in the EVFTA newly issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
— Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to suspend the implementation of the master plan for socio-economic development of the special administrative – economic zone of Bac Van Phong in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa.
— Authorities in the southeast Cambodian province of Kandal have decided to ban the import of cabbage, broccoli, okra, lemon, pumpkin, and chives from Vietnam after they found harmful substances in six fruits and vegetables, following a recent inspection of more than 20 Vietnamese farm products.
— Vietnamese shares fell on Wednesday as a surge in profit-taking hit stocks in key sectors and investors were cautious due to the unpredictability of global markets, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— A total of 143 artworks by Vietnamese artists of different generations will be auctioned worldwide on Saturday via the Drouot Digital platform in Paris, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
— The novel coronavirus has infected over 9.51 million people around the world while killing more than 483,800, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health’s statistics. Over 5.16 million patients have recovered from COVID-19.