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Vietnam reports the first local Covid-19 cases in 35 days

HANOI – Vietnam said Thursday (April 29) that it had discovered the first locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 in 35 days, after authorities ordered to prevent another outbreak.

Four members of a family in northern Ha Nam province and one person in southern Ho Chi Minh City were infected, the health ministry said, after all had been in contact with a person who had returned from Japan and was positive. tested despite releasing quarantine.

Authorities ordered provinces and government agencies to tighten up screening and controls, and attempts were made to track down contacts after the community infections were found, state broadcaster Vietnam Television reported.

With its strict quarantine and monitoring measures, Vietnam has so far successfully controlled its three outbreaks of the virus and is now stepping up measures to prevent a fourth as other countries in the region are experiencing a surge in the number of cases. see.