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Morning Stories Roundup: Da Lat Run, Samsung Test, and Diphtheria Outbreak

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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

- Ho Chi Minh City tourist firm wants to help with repatriation of British COVID-19 patient. [Tuoi Tre]

- Business significantly slow at Saigon's once-crowded Ben Thanh Market. [Tuoi Tre]

- Wipe the slate clean: Saigoneer gives dumped toilets new start. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

- Floods kill runner of Dalat Ultra Trail 2020. [Saigon Times]

- Con Dao to lease over 888 hectares of land for ecotourism development. [Saigon Times]

- Group of gangsters kidnap businessman, rob him of US$1,5 million. [SGGP]

- Samsung holds aptitude test for potential recruits. [SGGP]

- Hundreds enter quarantine to counter deadly diphtheria threat. [VnExpress

Other

- Coronavirus: Beijing struggles to keep up with processing swab tests. [Straits Times]

- For these women, an age-old way of life is ending in the Horn of Africa. [National Geographic

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