Vietnam’s biggest city proposes Sept 15 economic restart after lockdown

HANOI, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s coronavirus epicentre Ho Chi Minh City is proposing to resume its economic activities from Sept. 15 after a strict lockdown, in a shift from its “Zero-COVID-19” containment strategy, according to a draft proposal from the city.

The city of 9 million people is targeting the full vaccination of its citizens by the end of this year, according to the draft seen by Reuters, which has yet to be endorsed.

Editing by Martin Petty

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