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Vietnamese flock to festival, shrugging off Covid-19 risk

PHU THO, VIETNAM  - Thousands of people scaled the steps of a mountain temple in northern Vietnam on Tuesday (April 20) to burn incense sticks and make spiritual offerings, shrugging off concerns about the Covid-19 risks as outbreaks rage in nearby countries. People attend a music show during Hung Kings Festival in a first massive gathering to commemorate the anniversary of the death of a semi-mythical Vietnamese king Lac Long Quan, after coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions were lifted, in Phu Tho province, Vietnam, April 20, 2021.  PHOTO: ReutersAs many as 30,000 people were expected to visit the Hung Kings temple in Phu Tho province, authorities said, to commemorate the anniversary of the death of a semi-mythical Vietnamese king, Lac Long Quan.


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