Vietnam reports 3 new COVID-19 cases in community

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HANOI, July 26 (Xinhua) — Vietnam on Sunday reported three new cases of COVID-19 infection, all of which were found in the community, bringing its total confirmed cases to 420, according to its Ministry of Health.

The three new cases are a 71-year-old woman and a 61-year-old man from central Vietnam’s Da Nang, and a 17-year-old man from the central Quang Ngai province who has visited a Da Nang-based hospital to take care of his family member, according to the ministry.

Da Nang has so far seen three community COVID-19 cases since a 57-year-old man in the city was confirmed to be infected on Saturday, before which Vietnam has gone through over three months without any cases of local transmission.

Following the community case confirmed Saturday, Da Nang placed a 14-day quarantine on Da Nang Hospital, where the patient has visited, starting from Sunday, Vietnam News Agency reported.

The city has announced to temporarily stop receiving tourists in 14 days starting from Sunday and asked its residents to wear masks when going out, keep a safe distance when in contact with others and avoid gathering of more than 30 people, according to the news agency.

It has ordered the suspension of religious ceremonies, sporting events and other events with large amounts of people gathering in public places, as well as temporary closing of non-essential businesses such as entertainment centers, karaoke, beauty salons and spas. Pupils and students of kindergartens, high schools and language training centers in the city have also been required to stay at home from Sunday until further notice.

A total of 365 COVID-19 cases in Vietnam have totally recovered from the disease with no deaths reported as of Sunday, while there are nearly 11,200 people being quarantined and monitored in the country, according to the health ministry. Enditem

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