EFEHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vietnam, one of the countries that best survived the first year of the pandemic, began the confinement Friday of its most populated metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City, to curb its latest Delta variant Covid-19 outbreak.

The measure comes as the country reached 1,314 infections, its highest daily number, two thirds of them in the old Saigon, with a population of 13 million inhabitants. EFE