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Global Coffee Supply Dealt Fresh Blow by Vietnam’s Virus Curbs

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Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

World coffee supplies are suffering a fresh setback from stringent travel curbs imposed in second-biggest grower Vietnam to control the worsening spread of the infectious delta variant of the coronavirus.

The government is keeping the city of Ho Chi Minh, the exporting hub, under lockdown because of a surge in virus infections, and has tight movement controls in place in some key producing areas of the Central Highlands.