-- Vietnam has reported zero COVID-19 cases over the past 36 hours, according to the Ministry of Health. The tally remains at 1,046 cases, with 755 recoveries and 35 deaths.
-- Forty-one people have been sent to quarantine centers in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, about 100km from Ho Chi Minh City, after they had contact with a COVID-19 patient, local authorities said on Thursday. The Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City informed the Ba Ria-Vung Tau administration on Tuesday that a woman from the province had tested positive for the coronavirus upon entry into Japan.
-- Weather forecasters in Vietnam say the UV index will reach harmful levels in the next three days accross the country.
-- Vietnam will allow Japanese experts to enter the country on September 18 to do their job at the metro line project in Ho Chi Minh City, the municipal Management Authority for Urban Railways said on Thursday, adding that they will be quarantined for 14 days to prevent COVID-19 spread in accordance with local regulations.
-- Vietnam's aviation authority has proposed resuming certain flights between the country and China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Cambodia, and Laos.
-- The state-run Bank for Development and Investment of Vietnam is putting MerPerle Crystal Palace Hotel-Convention on sale at VND356 billion (US$15.4 million), down from the VND535 billion ($23.2 million) offered late last year.
-- A total of 950 lodging facilities in Hanoi had closed down by August, with around 16,000 jobs lost, over COVID-19, the municipal Department of Tourism said on Thursday.
-- The market surveillance general department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade has found many textbooks being illegally printed in Ho Chi Minh City, neighboring Binh Duong Province, and many other provinces.
-- Spain and Germany drew 1-1 on Thursday in their Nations League opener and first international in almost 10 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reuters reported.
-- Over 26.4 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus while more than 18.6 million patients have recovered from COVID-19 around the world, according the Vietnamese Ministry of Health's statistics. Above 873,000 people have died of the disease globally.