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Morning Stories: Mandatory Masks, E-Commerce Growth and New Storm Gains Strength

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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

- HCMC persists with demand for military land to build road near airport [VnExpress]

- Japanese drugstore chain Matsumoto Kiyoshi opens first store in Vietnam [Saigon Times]

Vietnam

- Land for Long Thanh Airport project handed over in Dong Nai [DTI News]

- Viettel and VinGroup join forces to develop 5G broadcast station [Channel News Asia]

- Flood death toll in central region rises to 106 [SGGP]

- Việt Nam's e-commerce forecast to grow 20 per cent in Q4 [Vietnam News]

- Vietjet supports passengers travel from/to central region [Vietnam Plus]

- Storm Saudel gains strength, bringing rain to all localities [Vietnam Net]

- Vietnamese PM requests mandatory face mask donning in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- Philippines allowing non-essential foreign travel to resume amid COVID-19 [Channel News Asia]

- Google faces antitrust scrutiny in Asia after U.S. lawsuit [Nikkei]

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