Coronavirus cases in Vietnam sound lockdown alarms

July 30, 2020

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A woman is shown wearing a blue jacket, sunglasses, face mask and a straw hat while writing a bicycle.

A woman wearing a face mask rides a bicycle in Hanoi, Vietnam, on July 30, 2020.

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Hau Dinh/AP

Vietnam has not recorded a single death from the coronavirus thanks to an aggressive lockdown. But, a small spike of infections recently has people there looking at the possibility of more emergency lockdown measures. And, retired US Marine Trevor Reed was convicted on Thursday in a Russian court on charges of endangering police and sentenced to nine years in prison. Plus, a video game design company in Germany has created a virtual hajj experience for the millions of would-be pilgrims unable to attend this year because of COVID-19.

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