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Vietnam extends Ho Chi Minh City lockdown as COVID rages

Restrictions yet to quell pandemic in nation's commercial hub: 5 things to know

Vietnamese soldiers look out from a truck as they deliver food in strict lockdown areas amid COVID-19 pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in August.   © Reuters

HANOI -- The extension of the epic COVID-19 lockdown in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City until the end of September risks further social and economic costs in the nation's largest city, which despite the harsh restrictions has failed to put the pandemic under control.

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