EFEHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vietnam, which had impressed the world by not recording even a single coronavirus death during the first six months of the pandemic, on Friday crossed the 1,000 death mark as it struggles to overcome its worst surge of the disease.

According to the data released by the health ministry on Friday, 1,022 people have died of the disease so far, while over 133,000 have been infected. EFE

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