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Morning Stories Roundup: More Covid-19 Cases, Fee Cuts and Shutdowns

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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

- More dormitories in HCMC to be used as quarantine facilities. [Saigon Times]

- Young Saigoneers take on odd jobs amidst epidemic. [SGGP]

- Catholic churches in city to suspend religious gatherings amid virus outbreak. [Saigon Times]

Vietnam

- Seven new Covid-19 patients take Vietnam’s total to 148. [VnExpress]

- Hanoi orders ‘unimportant’ businesses to close to lessen Covid-19 risk. [VnExpress]

- Nearly 5,000 medical staffs, patients at Hanoi hospital to be diagnosed. [Dan Tri]

- Long An closes border with Cambodia. [Dan Tri]

- Ministry proposes fee cut for travel businesses amid Covid-19 pandemic. [SGGP]

Other

- All the Cozy Little Things Keep Me Going. [The Atlantic]

- China reports second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus transmissions, imported cases rise. [Straits Times

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