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Intel staff vaccinated as Vietnam prioritizes tech exports

Coca-Cola and others turn to on-site housing and testing to keep factories open

Facilities around Ho Chi Minh City make up U.S. chipmaker Intel's biggest assembly and testing operations worldwide. (Photo courtesy of Intel) 

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Intel has vaccinated more than 70% of its employees in Vietnam, Coca-Cola has set up a small tent city to house workers and Nike has begun flying sneakers out of the Southeast Asian country amid a shipping crunch.

These are just a few ways foreign investors in Vietnam are racing to maintain their manufacturing operations as the country faces its worst outbreak of COVID since the pandemic began, according to a Tuesday webinar hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

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