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Vietnam confirms another coronavirus case, total number rises to 18

On Friday, Vietnam reported its first coronavirus case in three weeks after a 26-year-old woman returning to the capital city of Hanoi from Europe tested positive

Reuters  |  Hanoi 

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Vietnam's Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed another case, raising the total number in the Southeast Asian country to 18.

The 27-year-old patient, who had been to the South Korean city of Daegu, returned to on a Vietjet flight on Wednesday and was quarantined upon his landing, the ministry said in a statement.

On Friday, reported its first case in three weeks after a 26-year-old woman returning to the capital city of Hanoi from Europe tested positive.

The first 16 cases in the country have been cured and released from hospitals, and there have been no deaths.

On Friday night, Hanoi authorities were seen blocking several streets around the woman's house, which was sprayed with disinfectant on Saturday.

The ministry said 101 suspected cases are quarantined in the country while 23,228 are being monitored.

First Published: Sat, March 07 2020. 16:18 IST
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