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French newspaper hails Vietnam’s success in dealing with COVID-19

The Les Echos newspaper in France has hailed Vietnam’s success in dealing with COVID-19 and restarting the economy.

It noted that the number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam as well as fatalities remained low at 1,077 and 35, respectively as of September 29, for a population of nearly 100 million.

Despite restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the disease, the country’s GDP in the third quarter still grew by 2.62 percent from the same period last year. The newspaper quoted Vietnam’s General Office of Statistics as forecasting that the goal of 2-percent growth for this year is not out of reach.

Les Echos also reported that Vietnam’s exports in the first nine months of the year increased by 4.2 percent and production also maintained growth. It cited a survey which showed 81 percent of Vietnamese believed that the country’s economy still maintains its growth impetus./.