RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over five months after the first publicly reported cases in Vietnam of the novel coronavirus pandemic in China, a neighbour of the Asian country where the coronavirus began to spread, there are still no deaths from the disease. This is Vietnam, a country of just over 95 million people.
Vietnam borders China on its northern territory of just over 1,200 kilometers, and has an extensive relationship with other countries in Asia. As a result, when the pandemic first started to spread in China, the Vietnamese government projected that the country could see thousands of deaths . . .