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Vietnam gives Samsung a pass on tough travel restrictions

South Korean engineers allowed to skip quarantine despite infection risk

The quarantine exemptions given to Samsung engineers by the Vietnamese government are a testament to the company's importance to the nation's economy.   © Reuters

HANOI -- Vietnam has used travel bans aggressively to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, yet it has made exceptions for employees of Samsung Electronics, reflecting the South Korean company's importance to the local economy.

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