As Vietnam’s coronavirus surge continues, lockdowns take their toll on factory output, small businesses


University student Tran Thanh Nha has been working 14-hour shifts almost every day for the past two months, delivering food to locked-down residents and assisting medical workers in conducting Covid-19 tests in Vietnam’s southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City.Dressed in a protective suit in the sweltering summer heat, volunteers like her constantly sanitise themselves as they help take up to 250 nasal samples a day. She fears they too may get infected with the Covid-19 Delta variant that…

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