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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

- Running for charity in time of coronavirus from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. [Tuoi Tre]

- HCMC calls for public support to fight against COVID-19. [SGGP]

- HCMC authorities tracking visitors to bar after party-goer catches Covid-19. [SGGP]

Vietnam

- Thua Thien-Hue to build bird sanctuary in O Lau estuary area. [Vietnam+]

- Asia Pacific’s rewards platform heads to Vietnam. [Saigon Times]

- Vietnam scores poorly in protecting animals: study. [VnExpress]

- Restaurants shut down as pandemic scares away customers. [VnExpress]

- Two Britons recover from COVID-19 after treatment in Hanoi. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- Thailand further cuts basic interest rate to help economy. [Vietnam+]

- New Zealand announces move to enter lockdown over next 48 hours. [Straits Times]

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