Asia trapped in its zero Covid strategy

DECRYPTION – With the notable exception of China, most of the continent has fallen behind on vaccination, and is struggling with contagiousness from the Delta variant.

Five years in prison. The Van Tri pays a heavy price for its motorcycle trip from Saigon to its hometown of Ca Mau in the Mekong Delta. Vietnamese justice inflicted this heavy sentence on this 28-year-old man, guilty of having avoided the 21 days of quarantine imposed by the municipal authorities, and of having transmitted the Covid to eight people. A draconian verdict inflicted by a communist regime long proud of its success in the face of the virus, but caught up by the Delta variant, and which has locked the country like never before, since the start of the pandemic. The Chinese big brother, has also been raising the guard since the summer, even imposing a quarantine of three weeks before takeoff to the rare travelers coming from Portugal, or Bahrain, and who will then have to comply with the three weeks of confinement already imposed. to all newcomers to Beijing! The world’s second-largest economy does not plan to partially open its great quarantine wall before the end of 2022, and a Congress of

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