Virus hammers garment industries in Cambodia, Vietnam

Cambodia’s multi-billion-dollar garment industry is at risk of chain disruption from the deadly coronavirus, its strongman premier said Monday, as the outbreak cripples Southeast Asia’s key industries, bringing border trade to a trickle.

The death toll from the virus, which emerged from Wuhan in central China, has reached over 3,000 worldwide — the bulk of the fatalities in the mainland.

Beijing issued unprecedented lockdowns for cities and provinces most affected, bringing to a shuddering halt the so-called “Factory of the World” — key to a global supply chain.

In full: http://www.rfi.fr/en/wires/20200302-virus-hammers-garment-industries-cambodia-vietnam

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