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Vietnam’s Covid-19 Strategy: Political Mobilisation, Targeted Containment, Social Engagement and Control

Abstract : Vietnam is a country of nearly 100 million people with a long border and close economic relations with China. After infected persons arrived from Wuhan, Vietnam's first confirmed case tested positive for Covid-19 on 23 January 2020. Since then, the country has suppressed three waves of the virus. • The first wave was suppressed in late February; it saw a few dozen infections and no deaths. • The second wave lasted from early March to late April: it saw over a hundred local infections (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and elsewhere) and no deaths. • The third started in late July and was suppressed in late August: centred on Đà Nẵng, it saw over 500 local infections and 35 deaths, as the virus spread to hospitals. 2 To date (27 November 2020), Vietnam has seen a total of 1,316 infections (local and imported), and has enjoyed three months' without community transmission. 1 The authors are social scientists (anthropology, economics, geography, history, sociology) working in the framework of the Horizon 2020 project CRISEA (Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia, www.crisea.eu) funded by the European Commission. Many of them lived in Vietnam through the events of 2020 and several were themselves subject to targeted isolation under the F-system. Đỗ Tá Khánh,
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Đỗ Tá Khánh, Arve Hansen, Andrew Hardy, Pham Quỳnh Phương, Melody Shum, et al.. Vietnam’s Covid-19 Strategy: Political Mobilisation, Targeted Containment, Social Engagement and Control. 2020. ⟨halshs-03151053⟩

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