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Southeast Asian Nations See New Surges After Successful Containment Efforts Early in Pandemic

HeadlineApr 15, 2021

Several Southeast Asian countries that successfully contained the coronavirus over the past year are seeing outbreaks. Cambodia ordered a strict two-week lockdown of its capital Phnom Penh after reporting hundreds of infections per day for the first time. Fewer than a million-and-a-half Cambodians — or less than 5% of the population — have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Thailand’s cases have risen exponentially throughout April. Meanwhile, scattered outbreaks in Vietnam are threatening one of the most successful public health campaigns of the pandemic.

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