27 May Vietnam’s COVID-19 Resurgence
Vietnam was touted as one of the few countries that successfully contained COVID-19 infections. The country avoided strict lockdown measures and its economy recorded a growth of 2.91 per cent in 2020.
However, the country is currently experiencing its most severe outbreak of COVID-19. The national tally of cumulative COVID-19 cases has exceeded 5,000 with over 40 deaths. The epicentres of this ‘fourth wave’ are found in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Bac Giang where clusters have formed at industrial parks, raising questions about potential disruption to supply chains.