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Weekend Stories Roundup: Plant Center, Storm Sinlaku, and Covid-19 Deaths

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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

- Nation's largest bus station to open in new location next week. [VnExpress]

- HCM City to build plant variety, animal breeding centers. [SGGP]

- HCMC locks down residential block due to suspected Covid-19 case. [Saigon Times]

Vietnam

- World Bank forecasts Vietnam economy to expand by up to 6.8% in 2021. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnam says origin of Da Nang outbreak hard to track as virus cases rise. [Tuoi Tre]

- Covid-19 rush: Workers to finish Da Nang field hospital in four days. [VnExpress]

- Transport service operators begin installing yellow number plates from today. [Saigon Times]

- Vietnam Airlines cancels 27 flights as tropical storm Sinlaku looms. [SGGP]

Other

- Coronavirus global report: 'response fatigue' fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily cases. [The Guardian]

- A Newsroom at the Edge of Autocracy. [The Atlantic]

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