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Officials arrested in COVID-19 testing kits scandal

June 11, 2022

Vietnam’s health minister and the mayor of Hanoi were removed from their posts and arrested this week after being accused of playing a part in a COVID-19 test kit scandal. Tied to a long-running price-fixing investigation, Viet A Technology Corporation is accused by the authorities of marking up the price of kits to detect the virus. Kits were marked up by as much as 45%.

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