Residents wearing face masks practice social distancing as they wait in a queue for free rice in Hanoi. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: what’s behind Vietnam’s containment success?

  • With no deaths reported and the number of confirmed cases in the mere hundreds, Vietnam's response to the pandemic appears to be working
  • Elsewhere, governments enforced lockdowns to cope with existing epidemics. Vietnam did so to prevent an avoidable national crisis
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Residents wearing face masks practice social distancing as they wait in a queue for free rice in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
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