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Weekend Stories Roundup: Covid-19 Layoffs, Theme Park, and Bus Ads

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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

- HCM City’s post-Covid-19 shopping tourism revenues remain low. [Dan Tri]

- Ho Chi Minh City firm lays off 3,000 employees due to COVID-19. [Tuoi Tre]

- Lack of demand forces HCMC to lower bus advertising charges. [Saigon Times]

Vietnam

- Seven people returning from Europe positive for Covid-19. [Saigon Times]

- Vietnamese more worried about tech takeover than regional peers. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam delays hike in public sector wages. [VnExpress]

- PM, officials attend ceremony to commence construction of Vietnam’s largest theme park. [Tuoi Tre]

- Asian Football Federation refuses Vietnam proposal to host AFF Cup 2020. [Dan Tri]

Other

- India's Coronavirus Refugees Are Also Development Refugees. [Scientific American]

- Professor Who Asked Student to ‘Anglicize’ Her Name Is Put on Leave. [New York Times

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