July 30, 2020 / 12:41 AM / 5 days ago

Vietnam reports 9 more COVID-19 cases linked to Danang outbreak

FILE PHOTO: A three-wheel cyclo driver waits for customers on an empty street of Hoi An, an ancient tourism town, south of Da Nang city, Vietnam, after new cases of the novel coronavirus were detected in the area, July 28, 2020. Paul Mooney/Handout via REUTERS

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam’s health ministry on Thursday reported nine new locally transmitted coronavirus cases linked to the recent outbreak in the central city of Danang, taking total infections to 42 since the virus resurfaced at the weekend.

Of the nine new cases, eight people are from Danang and one is from the capital Hanoi, the health ministry said a statement. The new virus wave has spread to six Vietnamese cities and provinces in six days.

Vietnam has registered a total of 459 cases, with no deaths, the statement said. Over 81,000 people in Vietnam are currently undergoing quarantine, up from 12,000 people on Monday.

Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Tom Hogue

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