HANOI, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — Vietnam recorded 29 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, including one imported and 28 locally transmitted, according to the Ministry of Health.
The new cases brought the total confirmed cases in the country to 1,911 with 35 deaths.
The imported case is a 25-year-old Vietnamese man who recently entered the country from abroad and was quarantined upon arrival, said the ministry.
Among the locally-transmitted cases, 16 were reported in northern Vietnam’s Hai Duong province, four in the northern Quang Ninh province, five in the central highlands Gia Lai province, two in the southern Binh Duong province and one in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.
A total of 1,461 patients were recovered, the ministry said, adding that over 48,800 people are being quarantined and monitored.
At a meeting of Vietnam’s national steering committee on COVID-19 prevention and control on Wednesday, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked relevant authorities and localities to limit lockdown to the smallest scale possible, adding that the army should be ready to assist localities where new cases were discovered, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Also at the meeting, localities reported that the COVID-19 outbreak in Chi Linh city of Hai Duong province, a current COVID-19 hotspot, has been put under control, while Hanoi has basically curbed the source of transmission from Hai Duong, according to the news agency. Enditem