Vietnam quarantines 10,000 people over coronavirus fears

Members of anti-coronavirus team spray chemical into vehicles on a road in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam February 7, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)

Vietnam announced Thursday that a commune of 10,000 people will be placed under quarantine due to fears over the spread of the new coronavirus.

“As of February 13, 2020, we will urgently implement the task of isolation and quarantine of the epidemic area in Son Loi commune,” said a health ministry statement. “The timeline ... is for 20 days.”

There are 15 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Vietnam, five of them in Son Loi commune.

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Son Loi Vietnam quarantine coronavirus - Reuters

Son Loi Vietnam quarantine coronavirus - Reuters

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05