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Vietnam revamps as 'world's mask factory' to offset COVID hit

Hanoi expects garment sector to still gain from China migration post-pandemic

With exports plunging, Vietnam's garment makers change course to produce personal protective equipment, including surgical masks, instead.   © Reuters

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam is pushing garment manufacturers to make personal protective equipment, including face masks, to offset the fall in textile exports and foreign investment in the local supply chain as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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