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Morning Stories Roundup: Startups, Con Dao Airport and Rice Exports

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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

- Two men fined for not wearing masks in public in HCMC. [SGGP]

- Passenger vehicles, trains to Hanoi/ HCMC limited. [SGGP]

Vietnam

- Vietnamese startups to get US$200,000 aid package. [VietnamNet]

- Vietnam's ban on rice exports still in force, govt may set limit: traders. [Tuoi Tre]

- Da Nang breaks up online game tournament held against social distancing order. [Tuoi Tre]

- Ba Ria-Vung Tau proposes upgrading Con Dao airport. [Saigon Times]

- Vietnam considers buying 200,000 coronavirus test kits from S. Korea. [Saigon Times]

- 5,655 quarantined people test negative for coronavirus in Hanoi. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- S. Korea to begin new school year with online classes on April 9 amid virus outbreak. [Yonhap News]

- Food waste and food insecurity rising amid coronavirus panic. [National Geographic]

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