The Documentary Podcast

The Documentary Podcast

BBC World Service

Download the latest documentaries investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Categories: News & Politics

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Vietnam was, until recently, one of the world’s Covid success stories. Its policy of early border closures, lockdowns and track and tracing ensured that fewer than 40 people had died from the disease since the start of the pandemic. This all changed in May and host Karnie Sharp talks to two journalists in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi about what happened and what went wrong. She also hears from three parents and their children in Manila on the effect of remote learning for over 18 months, with most children also unable to leave their homes.

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  • 1585 - Coronavirus: Vietnam and the Philippines 
    Sat, 25 Sep 2021
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    Sat, 25 Sep 2021
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    Sat, 25 Sep 2021
  • 1582 - A long way from Vietnam 
    Thu, 23 Sep 2021
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