A 51-year-old Vietnamese woman was named the 34th coronavirus patient in Vietnam on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Ministry of Health, she flew from Vietnam to New York on February 22 and transited at Incheon International Airport in South Korea.
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On February 29, she flew from Washington DC in the US to Vietnam and transited at Qatar International Airport. She entered Vietnam on the morning of March 2 via Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
The patient was taken to the Binh Thuan Province General Hospital on Monday morning and then put into quarantine. She tested positive for the coronavirus a day later. Vietnam News Agency reports.
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The coronavirus outbreak has thus far spread to 113 countries and territories around the world, killing over 4,000.
Since the virus outbreak began in China last December, it has spread across the world and now threatens to become a global pandemic. Though the majority of cases and deaths remain in mainland China, these past two weeks have seen self-sustaining clusters form in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States — and new cases reported in Africa and Latin America.
Countries are now scrambling to contain the virus, imposing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines — an echo of the shutdowns and emergency measures that swept across Asia two months ago.