A 55-year-old woman in Vinh Phuc Province is Vietnam’s latest confirmed case of novel coronavirus infection, the Ministry of Health said Sunday.
This is the 9th confirmed case in the northern province alone. The woman is a neighbor of one of the eight workers of Japanese-invested Nihon Plast Company Limited sent to train for two months in China’s Wuhan City, Hubei Province, the epicenter of the epidemic.
According to a report on local media, the VNExpress – this 23-year-old infected worker had also infected three of her family members: her mother, sister and cousin.
Upon returning to Vietnam last month, six of the workers have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.
The 55-year-old woman went to the worker’s house on January 28 for about one hour for Lunar New Year (Tet) celebration. She exhibited symptoms like fever, headache and runny nose on February 2.
She is being quarantined in the Quang Ha Area General Clinic of Vinh Phuc. Her health is currently stable.
Vietnam officially declared the coronavirus an epidemic on February 1. Out of the 14 confirmed cases so far, three have been discharged from hospitals: a Nha Trang hotel receptionist, a Chinese man from Wuhan, and one of the workers who returned from Wuhan.
The global death toll of the epidemic has reached 813 – one each in the Philippines and Hong Kong, and the remaining in mainland China
By Le Nga @ VNExpress