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VIETNAM RECORDS FIRST LOCALLY-TRANSMITTED CORONAVIRUS

HANOI - Vietnam has detected its first locally transmitted case of coronavirus in nearly 100 days, authorities said on Saturday, in a country whose swift and full lockdown won praise for controlling the spread of the disease, according to the Bangkok Post.

“Patient 416” is a 57-year-old retired Vietnamese man in the southern city of Danang, and the first case of community transmission since April 16.


Local health officials have tested 105 people who had been in close contact with him, the Ministry of Health said.


The man had taken his mother to a hospital in the days before after showing symptoms of the sickness, authorities said, but gave no confirmation of how he was infected in a country where the virus appeared to have been stamped out for several months.


Vietnam has not recorded a single death from Covid-19.

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