Vietnam recorded 82 new cases of Covid-19 Thursday, 72 from Hai Duong and 10 from Quang Ninh provinces, VN Express has reported.
All cases were reported to have stemmed from patients 1,552 and 1,553, a 34-year-old woman working for Vietnam Poyun and a 31-year-old man who working at Van Don International Airport respectively.
The airport is under temporary shutdown.
Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said that after discovering the initial two cases, Hai Duong Province and Van Don district immediately sent the functional force and localized the “hub” of transmission.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized that the authorities had responded quickly, resolutely, promptly, and decisively. He demanded the continuation of strong administrative measures such as isolating the provinces, and further testing to find out the source of the outbreak.
Due to the quick responses and testing of F1 and F2 contacts on the night of Jan. 27, until now 72 out of 138 tested samples have reported positive in Hai Duong.