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Vietnam PM warns COVID-hit supply chain still at 'very high risk'

Vaccination accelerated for workers in northern production hub

Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh convened an urgent online meeting with the authorities in Bac Giang and Bac Ninh on Wednesday to try to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the two provinces which are home to many manufacturers, including Samsung Electronics and Canon. (Source photos by EPA/Jiji and Reuters)

HANOI -- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh is urging his government to focus on controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Bac Giang and Bac Ninh as a top priority, as the two provinces which are home to key industrial zones remain at "very high risk."

Chinh said the two provinces form the "fortress to counter the epidemic for the whole country" and that the government's "highest goal" should be on quelling the spread in the two provinces.

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