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Morning Stories Roundup: Quarantine Facilities, Growth Target, and Drought Updates

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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

- HCMC to start massive traffic construction projects this year. [SGGP]

- HCMC prepares isolation areas with nearly 24,000 beds. [SGGP]

Vietnam

- Japan helps Ben Tre to establish climate-resilient agricultural value chain. [Dan Tri]

- Hanoi keeps growth target for 2020 unchanged. [Dan Tri]

- How Vietnam is battling one of the century’s worst droughts. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnamese students in the UK dominate Vietnam's latest nine Covid-19 infections. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam to crack down on discrimination against foreigners to protect tourism image. [VnExpress]

- Health ministry scraps COVID-19 sampling at Hanoi airport over long waits. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- Italy becomes country with most coronavirus deaths. [The Guardian]

- Ocean Plastic Smells Great to Sea Turtles. [Scientific American

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