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Coronavirus: Citizens rally behind swift government action

Workers taking a break in front of a poster promoting the Formula One Vietnam Grand Prix at the construction site of its racing track in Hanoi last Thursday. The event has been postponed.
Workers taking a break in front of a poster promoting the Formula One Vietnam Grand Prix at the construction site of its racing track in Hanoi last Thursday. The event has been postponed.PHOTO: REUTERS

Promoters of Vietnam's inaugural Formula One race recently announced the completion of its 5.6km, 23-turn circuit in Hanoi, but the asphalt may take a while to feel some action.

Next month's Vietnam Grand Prix - bankrolled by local conglomerate VinGroup - has been postponed amid stringent measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Another race in Bahrain slated for later this month has also been shelved, Formula One announced last Friday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 15, 2020, with the headline 'Citizens rally behind swift government action'. Subscribe