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Coronavirus

Vietnam factories rethink 'sleepover' approach to stopping COVID

Country's virus woes pose risks for global supplies of sneakers and smartphones

Workers take a socially-distanced break at medical technology company Diversatek, one of many outfits having staff live on site, in Binh Duong Province, next to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.   © Diversatek

HO CHI MINH CITY -- The warehouse manager at Truong Thanh Furniture near Ho Chi Minh City did her best to avoid the virus. For weeks, she worked and slept at the factory alongside 200 colleagues, with few people allowed in or out.

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