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How Vietnam pulled off a coronavirus miracle

BY Mattie Brignal   /  24 June 2020

Vietnam looked like a coronavirus disaster story waiting to happen. The country shares a long border and close economic links with China. A third of its 97 million inhabitants live in tightly-packed urban centres. Its hospitals are overcrowded and underfunded. And the Wuhan outbreak came just before the lunar new year and an accompanying influx of Chinese tourists.


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