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Vietnam poised to be big post-pandemic winner, reports Asia Times

Vietnam, which is where Triac Composites is based, is being increasingly recognised and praised for the way it has handled the Covid-19 pandemic.

As of this morning, 17 April 2020, Vietnam has recorded 268 cases of which 177 (66 per cent) have recovered. To date, there have been no fatalities (source: Ministry of Health, Vietnam).

The Asia Times published an article yesterday in which David Hutt argues that Vietnam (is) poised to be (a) big post-pandemic winner.

"For a nation that has long-sought to secure it’s place as a reliable and responsible global actor, the coronavirus outbreak and its minimal impact on Vietnam has presented the nation an opportunity in crisis, analysts say, it is firmly grasping", writes Hutt. 

"Vietnam has recently ramped up medical equipment production and made related donations to countries in Covid-19 need, including to the United States, Russia, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

"US President Donald Trump earlier this month thanked “our friends in Vietnam” in a Twitter post after America received 450,000 protective hazmat suits manufactured in Vietnamese factories owned and operated by US chemical company DuPont.

"Vietnam has also donated face masks, hand sanitizers and other Covid-19 containing supplies to medical services in neighboring Cambodian and Laos, countries with which Vietnam shares special relations and where China has recently made inroads and gains...

"Speculation is now swirling in diplomatic circles that Vietnam’s tenure as ASEAN chair could be unprecedentedly extended until 2021 due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis..."

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To read David Hutt's original article published in The Asia Times, click onto Vietnam poised to be big post-pandemic winner.

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