Vietnam on Monday recorded greater than 100 new instances of COVID-19 through group transmission for the primary time because the begin of the pandemic, the Ministry of Well being stated.
By midday on Monday, Vietnam had recorded 109 instances of COVID-19, with the bulk discovered within the capital of Hanoi, close by northern provinces, and the coastal metropolis of Da Nang.
This determine is anticipated to rise by Monday night as additional instances are added to the tally.
The brand new instances have been linked to a 27-year-old man who returned to Vietnam from Japan on April 7, and a Chinese language skilled that entered the nation in quest of work, each of whom examined constructive after finishing their necessary two-week quarantine.
Vietnam has repeatedly been praised for its response to the pandemic, but after a month with none group transmissions of the Coronavirus, native instances emerged once more on April 27. Since then, the nation has recorded greater than 400 instances.
Final week, Hanoi authorities locked down a most cancers hospital and the Nationwide Hospital for Tropical Illnesses, which has been liable for coping with all COVID-19 instances in northern Vietnam because the pandemic started, after discovering clusters in every facility.
Authorities within the Vietnamese capital additionally shuttered faculties, bars, and karaoke parlors in Hanoi and several other different provinces.
As of Could 7, the Southeast Asian nation had thus far provided one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to fewer than 750,000 folks.
Vietnam has formally recorded simply 3,444 Coronavirus instances and 35 deaths because the pandemic started.