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Vietnam to ease lockdown Thursday in most areas

Flights to resume, but parts of Hanoi will remain under social distancing rules

A poster warning about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is seen on a street in Hanoi, Vietnam April 20, 2020.    © Reuters

HANOI -- Vietnam said Wednesday it will end its nationwide social distancing measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, except in some districts of Hanoi, after reporting no new cases for seven straight days.

The restrictions on business and other activities imposed on April 1 will be largely eased from Thursday, according to a national steering committee for COVID-19 prevention.

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