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Coronavirus

Vietnam finds COVID at Samsung and Canon factories

More infectious Indian strain detected, threatening supply chain

A garment factory in Vietnam. Local authorities said they have found the more transmissible Indian variant in two northern provinces home to industrial parks and zones, as the country battles another wave of infections. (File photo by Rie Ishii)

HANOI -- Staff at more than 10 foreign manufacturers, including Samsung Electronics and Canon, operating in Vietnam have tested positive for COVID-19 by Thursday, raising worries that the global supply chain could be disrupted given the country's position as a key production hub.

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