Vietnam shuts down furniture manufacturing region after COVID spike
July 29, 2021 | 9:57 am CDT

HO CHI MINH CITY - Vietnam has ordered a two-week shut down of the entire southern region of the country due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. This region is where the vast majority of the country's furniture is made.

The region was already under a lockdown that was set to lift this week. But now, after recording more than 30,000 cases of COVID since late April, a stricter lockdown has begun.

The country's furniture factories have already been negatively affected by heavy congestion at ports and an inadequate supply of containers, reports Furniture Today. 

Vietnam surpassed China this year as the largest source of U.S. furniture and wood product imports. 

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