Vietnam’s coronavirus cases climb to 15, baby infected

Published February 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters 

Vietnam confirmed another case of the new coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing its total to 15, the health ministry said.

  Tourists wear protective masks while visiting Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi, Vietnam January 31, 2020. (REUTERS/Kham / File photo / MANILA BULLETIN)
Tourists wear protective masks while visiting Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi, Vietnam January 31, 2020. (REUTERS/Kham / File photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

The latest case is a three-month-old baby, infected by her grandmother, who tested positive for the virus on Feb. 9, the ministry said in a statement.

It said 10 out of 15 confirmed case are from the northern province of Vinh Phuc.

Vietnam has made plans to quarantine hundreds of its citizens returning from China, including 950 at military camps outside Hanoi, and another 900 at temporary facilities on the Vietnam-China border.

 
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