Vietnamese troops have been deployed to Ho Chi Minh City to oversee the enforcement of stay-at-home orders and 2,000 soldiers will be sent to Binh Duong. Photo: AFP Vietnamese troops have been deployed to Ho Chi Minh City to oversee the enforcement of stay-at-home orders and 2,000 soldiers will be sent to Binh Duong. Photo: AFP
Vietnamese troops have been deployed to Ho Chi Minh City to oversee the enforcement of stay-at-home orders and 2,000 soldiers will be sent to Binh Duong. Photo: AFP

Vietnam struggles to keep open manufacturing hub Binh Duong as Covid-19 cases surge

  • Binh Duong province is the country’s second-largest recipient of accumulated foreign direct investment after nearby Ho Chi Minh City. The government expects 50,000 new cases there in the next fortnight
  • The government allowed factories in industrial zones to stay open if they provided on-site accommodation or direct transport for employees, but the outbreak has complicated this approach

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Vietnamese troops have been deployed to Ho Chi Minh City to oversee the enforcement of stay-at-home orders and 2,000 soldiers will be sent to Binh Duong. Photo: AFP Vietnamese troops have been deployed to Ho Chi Minh City to oversee the enforcement of stay-at-home orders and 2,000 soldiers will be sent to Binh Duong. Photo: AFP
Vietnamese troops have been deployed to Ho Chi Minh City to oversee the enforcement of stay-at-home orders and 2,000 soldiers will be sent to Binh Duong. Photo: AFP
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