8th nCoV infection case confirmed
14:04 | 03/02/2020
VGP – The Ministry of Health confirmed the 8th novel Coronavirus infection case in Viet Nam on Monday morning.

The new patient, who returned to Viet Nam from China’s Wuhan last month on a Southern China flight, is a female worker from the Northern province of Vinh Phuc.

She took the same flight with three other Vietnamese who were previously tested positive for the deadly virus.

The virus has claimed 362 lives, including one Filipino, and sickened 17,486 others in 21 countries and territories.

Among eight confirmed patients in Viet Nam, there were two Chinese nationals (a son and his father and the former has recovered), three members of a French family, and a US citizens transiting through Wuhan on January 15 on his way to Viet Nam from the US.

Containing the virus spread is now the top task in Viet Nam, according to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.

The Government of Viet Nam has taken a string of measures to prevent and control the spread of the virus to Viet Nam, including suspension of tours from and to the virus affected areas, strict temperature control at ports, and delay school resumption./.

By Huong Giang

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