Vietnam records first virus death as pandemic rebounds

People who returned from Da Nang city register to have their blood tested at a makeshift rapid testing centre for coronavirus in Hanoi. Vietnam has recorded slightly more than 500 virus cases in total. – EPA pic, July 31, 2020.

VIETNAM recorded its first coronavirus death on Friday as the pandemic rebounds in a country that had previously been praised for stubbing out the contagion.

The patient, a 70-year-old man, died in the central city of Hoi An nearly three weeks after being admitted to hospital with serious underlying conditions, according to state media.

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