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Worsening COVID rise in Vietnam triggers expanded lockdowns

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Vietnam, which won praise for controlling COVID-19 in earlier pandemic months, is now battling a quickly rising Delta variant (1617.2) surge, with lockdown measures starting in Hanoi tomorrow and a lockdown extension for Ho Chi Minh City.In other developments, cases surged in Asia's hot spots, as cases continue to climb sharply in Europe.About a third of Vietnam under lockdownVietnam today reported another record daily high for cases, with 7,307 new infections, up sharply from 6,194 reported yesterday, according to Xinhua, China's state news agency.

Nearly 5,000 of the cases were reported from Ho Chi Minh City, where officials today announced that the city's lockdown will be extended until Aug 1.In Hanoi, a new wave of activity over the

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