March 7, 2020 / 9:19 AM / a month ago

Vietnam's coronavirus cases rise to 18 - health ministry

HANOI, March 7 (Reuters) - Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed another coronavirus case, raising the total number in the Southeast Asian country to 18.

The 27-year-old patient, who had been to the South Korean city of Daegu, returned to Vietnam on a Vietjet flight on Wednesday and was quarantined upon his landing, the ministry said in a statement.

Reporting by Khanh Vu Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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