A deserted highway in Ho Chi Minh City, which remains under lockdown to curb an outbreak of Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFP A deserted highway in Ho Chi Minh City, which remains under lockdown to curb an outbreak of Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFP
A deserted highway in Ho Chi Minh City, which remains under lockdown to curb an outbreak of Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFP

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

  • Vietnam’s Covid-19 hotspot Ho Chi Minh City has twice extended its lockdown, hitting manufacturers trying to export items such as clothing
  • An economist said the fourth wave is more devastating for labour migrants, informal workers and those in service industries who cannot work from home

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A deserted highway in Ho Chi Minh City, which remains under lockdown to curb an outbreak of Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFP A deserted highway in Ho Chi Minh City, which remains under lockdown to curb an outbreak of Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFP
A deserted highway in Ho Chi Minh City, which remains under lockdown to curb an outbreak of Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFP
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