South-east Asia's economies battered as Covid-19 chokes off supply chains

In this photo taken on April 22, 2021, labourers work in a factory in Hai Phong City, Vietnam. PHOTO: REUTERS
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JAKARTA - With eight factories churning out kitchen appliances and industrial goods up and down the length of Vietnam and one more in Myanmar, Son Ha has been scrambling to keep pace with a virus seemingly intent on wreaking havoc with production.

Two factories have been closed since early August. Its site in Myanmar was mothballed for a month before reopening to reduced capacity in early August.

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