Vietnam quarantines commune of 10,000 over virus fears


A police official wearing a protective face mask stands guard at a checkpoint in Son Loi commune, which is under quarantine to contain the spread of Covid-19, in Vietnam’s Vinh Phuc province, today. – AFP, February 13, 2020.

VIETNAM announced today that a commune of 10,000 people will be placed under quarantine due to fears over the spread of the new coronavirus. 

“As of February 13, 2020, we will urgently implement the task of isolation and quarantine of the epidemic area in Son Loi commune,” said a Health Ministry statement. 


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