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Morning Stories Roundup: New Textbooks, Canceled Bus Routes, and Repatriation

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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

- Slow disbursement hinders construction of HCMC’s metro projects. [Saigon Times]

- HCMC publicizes new textbooks for academic year 2020-2021. [SGGP]

- HCMC terminates three more subsidized bus routes, citing loss. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

- Vietnam still not open to international tourists: PM. [Saigon Times]

- 150 Japanese experts land at Van Don int’l airport. [Vietnam+]

- More Vietnamese from Africa, Malaysia brought home. [Vietnam+]

- Hanoi offers night tour at historical Hoa Lo Prison. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnamese ministry proposes charging people for COVID-19 quarantine. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- Electrified Fabric Could Zap the Coronavirus on Masks and Clothing. [Scientific American]

- Singapore studying the feasibility, reliability of saliva tests for Covid-19. [Straits Times]

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