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Vietnam faces food delivery crisis in Ho Chi Minh City

Grocers and shippers overwhelmed with orders for necessities under lockdown

HANOI -- An online supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City has been overwhelmed this week as people scramble to order essential goods during a COVID-19 lockdown, with many stores saying they face a shortage of delivery workers.

The situation arose after the city's Department of Industry and Trade on Tuesday requested that local supermarkets help locked down citizens obtain food and other necessities.

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