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Workers flee Vietnam as long lockdown eases

HANOI Tens of hundreds of people, usually migrant workers, left Ho Chi Minh City over the weekend as the largest city in Vietnam eased a months-long Covid-19 lockdown, triggering fears of labour shortages and extra disruption to…

Vietnam’s commercial hub back in business

HO CHI MINH Ho Chi Minh City on Friday lifted a stay-at-home order that had kept its nine million residents indoors for 3 months and devastated business in Vietnam’s economic hub. To curb a fast-spreading wave of Covid-19 — which…

South-east Asia economies on the brink

HANOI Even as they struggle with one among the world's worst Covid-19 outbreaks, nations across Southeast Asia are slowly realizing that they will not afford the economy-crippling restrictions needed to squash it. On the factory…