Vietnam says 5 mln workers, 84.8% of companies, affected by coronavirus pandemic

24 April, 2020 | Vietnam News
Motorbikes drive past a billboard warning against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after the government eased nationwide lockdown during the outbreak in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, April 25, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)

HANOI, April 24 (Reuters) – Vietnam said on Friday the coronavirus outbreak has negatively affected 5 million workers and 84.8% of companies in the country.

The Southeast Asian country on Friday reported two new coronavirus cases, one day after it lifted tough movement restrictions, bringing the total to 270 with no deaths.

“The difficult situation is forecast to continue due to the impacts of the disease on production, and on labourers,” the government’s General Statistics Office said in a statement.