Inside a hammock cafe on the outskirts of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, where low-wage labourers can find some shelter for 86 US cents per night. Photo: Giang PhamInside a hammock cafe on the outskirts of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, where low-wage labourers can find some shelter for 86 US cents per night. Photo: Giang Pham
Inside a hammock cafe on the outskirts of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, where low-wage labourers can find some shelter for 86 US cents per night. Photo: Giang Pham

Vietnam dodged the coronavirus bullet, so why are its workers struggling?

  • For decades, millions of Vietnamese relied on the country’s export-oriented economy to provide them with work. Then the pandemic hit
  • Now the country is bracing for its slowest growth in 20 years in spite of its relative success in containing the coronavirus

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Inside a hammock cafe on the outskirts of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, where low-wage labourers can find some shelter for 86 US cents per night. Photo: Giang PhamInside a hammock cafe on the outskirts of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, where low-wage labourers can find some shelter for 86 US cents per night. Photo: Giang Pham
Inside a hammock cafe on the outskirts of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, where low-wage labourers can find some shelter for 86 US cents per night. Photo: Giang Pham
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