The new normal

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In the six months since Ho Chi Minh City slid into a stringent 12-week lockdown, the city’s vaccination programme has gone from a standing start to 99 per cent of adults having received at least one dose, according to the National Centre for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. This is a remarkable achievement and one from which many in the city are benefiting. Life here now resembles something like a ‘new normal’ (bình thường mới). But what does living safely with the virus look like day to day?
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationMekong Review
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022


  • COVID-19
  • Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City

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