July 29, 2020 / 6:06 AM / 9 days ago

New coronavirus cases in Vietnam's two biggest cities, central highlands - VTV

Health workers of Hanoi CDC wait to get test samples from employees at a pizza restaurant where an employee tested positive with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after travel from Da Nang city, in Hanoi, Vietnam July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

HANOI (Reuters) - Coronavirus cases have been detected in Vietnam’s two biggest cities Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and in the country’s central highlands coffee belt, due largely to increased domestic travel, state television reported on Wednesday.

Broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV) said the infections resulted from movement of people between those areas and Danang, the central city where the country’s first community transmission in three months was reported on Saturday.

The health ministry has not confirmed the cases reported by VTV, which said there were 30 infections linked to Danang.

Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Martin Petty

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