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Morning Stories Roundup: Innovation Awards, Air Travel Curb, and Test Kits

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Saigon

- Ho Chi Minh City tracing attendees at mosque event linked to COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia. [Tuoi Tre]

- Ho Chi Minh City’s innovation awards launched. [SGGP]

Vietnam

- Vietnam Airlines suspends all flights to France, Malaysia. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam suspends visas for visitors from all countries. [Saigon Times]

- Vietnam Airlines ready for EU’s travel ban. [Saigon Times]

- Kite surfers crowd beach in Binh Thuan, Vietnam’s COVID-19 epicenter. [Tuoi Tre]

- F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 postponed. [SGGP]

- 20 countries, territories order Covid-19 test kits made in Vietnam. [VnExpress]

Other

- A 40,000-mile journey was nothing for this 19th-century female explorer. [National Geographic]

- Interfaith couples tell of struggle to get married in Indonesia. [SCMP]

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