Vietnam records first locally transmitted coronavirus case in 89 DAYS

Vietnam records first locally transmitted coronavirus case in 89 DAYS

November 30, 2020

Communist Vietnam records its first locally transmitted coronavirus case in 89 DAYS after shutting the country to defeat virus

  • A man, 32, was infected by his flight attendant relative who caught it in Japan
  • Provinces and state agencies are tightening controls and screening measures
  • The communist country closed off its borders and shut itself off in the pandemic 

Vietnam has recorded its first locally transmitted case of coronavirus in nearly three months.

A man was infected by his flight attendant relative who had tested positive after returning from Japan two weeks ago.

The 32-year-old man was confirmed as the first reported domestic infection in 89 days. 

Vietnam has recorded its first locally transmitted case of coronavirus in nearly three months

The country’s health minister ordered provinces and state agencies to tighten screening and controls and contact tracing efforts were launched.

With its strict quarantine and tracking measures, the Communist country has managed to quickly contain its coronavirus outbreaks with one of the world’s toughest draconian crack down on its citizens’ freedoms.  

The country was able to close off its borders and shut off its country thanks to its authoritarian political system.

Vietnam crushed its first wave of coronavirus infections in April and went nearly 100 days without local transmission until the virus remerged and was quickly contained in the central city of Danang in July.

Authorities said the latest case had taught at language-learning centres and been to cafes and karaoke bars since his exposure to the flight attendant. Those places had since been closed.

Vietnam crushed its first wave of coronavirus infections in April and went nearly 100 days without local transmission

Vietnam has so far recorded 1,347 coronavirus cases, 655 of which it said were imported. The country has reported an average of five of those cases a day recently.

It has effectively closed its borders to combat the coronavirus but has allowed some business travellers and those with foreign expertise to enter on special flights provided they undergo quarantine.

Monday’s case came days after the health ministry warned of a new outbreak among the community as the cold season has begun.

‘The COVID-19 situation remains complicated,’ Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said last week.

‘The disease has returned in many parts of the world in winter time.’

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