Vietnam again on coronavirus alert after first native an infection in Three months

Hanoi, July 25

Vietnam was again on excessive alert for the novel coronavirus on Saturday after medical officers within the central metropolis of Danang detected, its first regionally transmitted case for 3 months.

Thanks to strict quarantine measures and an aggressive and widespread testing programme, the Southeast Asian nation has stored its virus whole to an impressively low 415 circumstances and had reported no regionally transmitted infections for 100 days.

Vietnam has reported no deaths from the virus.

But on Friday, the well being ministry stated a 57-year-old man from Danang, a vacationer sizzling spot, had examined optimistic, prompting the isolation of 50 individuals he got here in touch with.

The ministry stated 103 individuals linked to the affected person have been examined for the virus however all returned unfavorable outcomes.

The authorities stated on Saturday a brand new check had confirmed the person’s an infection, bringing the full variety of circumstances in Vietnam to 416.

It didn’t say how the person contracted the virus however that he had not left Danang for practically a month. He was initially recognized with pneumonia.

The case comes at a time when Vietnam was about to renew worldwide industrial flights and as home tourism is surging.

Late on Friday, authorities within the capital, Hanoi, reinstated a advice to put on masks in public locations as Vietnam’s benchmark VN Index closed down 3.22%.

Vietnam’s ban on worldwide industrial flights continues to be in place, however overseas specialists and expert staff have been in a position to enter supplied they endure necessary centralised quarantine.

Of the practically 150 circumstances reported over the previous three months, all have been imported in individuals quarantined on arrival.

Earlier this week, Vietnam stated it will repatriate about 130 Vietnamese residents contaminated with the virus from Equatorial Guinea.

In March, Danang reported six native circumstances of the coronavirus because the US plane provider Theodore Roosevelt, which reported circumstances on board, carried out a port go to. There was no affirmation the six circumstances have been linked to the ship. Reuters

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