Vietnam has reported 6 new coronavirus cases in Ho Chi Minh City, 3 cases in Hanoi capital city, 1 case in Lai Chau Province and 1 case in Thanh Hoa province, increasing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 134 as of 21:00, March 24, 2020.
Of the new cases in Ho Chi Minh City, four have come in close contact with three British patients that have all visited the Buddha Bar & Grill in District 2’s Thao Dien Ward, home to many expats in the city.
117 active ones diagnosed since March 6. Earlier, 17 other patients had recovered and were discharged from hospital.
Of the current active cases, 14 have tested negative between once and thrice. VNExpress, a local media reports.
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As of Tuesday night 1,596 people have been classified as suspected cases of the new coronavirus disease in Vietnam. Of them, 221 were put on the list Tuesday, according to the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC).
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc last Wednesday had ordered the suspension of all flights to Vietnam amidst restricted entry into the country by air, road and sea.
Starting last Sunday, Vietnam had suspended entry for all foreign nationals, including those of Vietnamese origin and family members with visa waivers.
The nation had also demanded all people entering the nation from abroad to be put in quarantine for two weeks.
The total fatalities caused by Covid-19 has jumped to more than 16,500 as the disease spreads to 196 countries and territories.