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Vietnam goes two days straight with no new Covid-19 case

By Le Nga   April 17, 2020 | 03:30 pm PT
Vietnam goes two days straight with no new Covid-19 case
Doctors test samples of suspected Covid-19 cases in HCMC, April 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
Vietnam has not confirmed any new Covid-19 infections since Thursday morning, keeping its total count at 268.

Of these, 198 have been discharged and 70 are active patients, the Health Ministry announced early Saturday.

Among those that are still in hospitals, 66 are Vietnamese and the rest are foreigners. Four have tested negative twice and 13, once.

For now, Ha Loi Village in Hanoi’s Me Linh District is the nation’s biggest hotspot with 13 related cases that are active. The village of nearly 11,000 residents has been locked down for mass testing since April 7. For the past three days, there has been no new case detected in the village.

The Covid-19 pandemic has reached 210 countries and territories, and reported deaths have surpassed 154,000.

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