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Former COVID haven Vietnam confronts Ho Chi Minh City spike

Prime minister calls for drastic solutions as health system comes under strain

HANOI -- Vietnam wants Ho Chi Minh City and nearby provinces to take more aggressive measures against a wave of coronavirus infections sweeping the country's southern commercial hub.

The central government in Hanoi sent a document to authorities in those regions Wednesday, calling for actions including lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID-19. The country, which stood out for its containment of the virus in the early months of the pandemic, is now struggling to control the situation amid vaccine shortages.

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