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9 foreigners test positive for Covid-19 in Vietnam

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A total of nine foreigners who had flown from London to Hanoi on the same flight as the city’s first coronavirus patient have tested positive for the disease, according toVn Express.

Seven are British, one is Irish and one Mexican. They have all been quarantined.

The latest case is a British woman, 66, who has been quarantined in Hue, Central Vietnam, since Saturday. She is in stable condition.

The remaining eight victims were touring the country when they were found by local authorities which informed them they had been on the same flight as Nguyen Hong Nhung who tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

Four of the group were found in Quang Ninh Province, two in Lao Cai and two in the cental city of Danang.

Nhung, 26, flew from London to Hanoi with Vietnam Airlines on flight VN0054, March 2, and was confirmed as the city’s first confirmed case Friday, and the 17th in the country. There were 201 people on the flight, including 21 in business class, according to a senior airline director Saturday.

The number of total cases in the country now stands at 30, though the first batch of 16 have all successfully recovered.

Before Nhung contracted coronavirus, the country had gone 22 days without a single case. Covid-19 has been confirmed in 103 countries and killed over 3,700 people worldwide.

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