Vietnam quarantines rural community of 10,000 over coronavirus fears

Vietnam quarantines rural community of 10,000 over coronavirus fears
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  • calendar-gray 13 February 2020

Vietnam has quarantined a community of 10,000 people near the capital, Hanoi, for 20 days over fears that the coronavirus could spread there, two local officials said, APA reports citing Reuters.

The rural commune of Son Loi, in the northern Vietnamese province of Vinh Phuc, 44 km (27 miles) from Hanoi, is home to 11 of the 16 coronavirus cases in the Southeast Asian country, including a three-month-old baby.

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