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About 80,000 Tourists Will Be Removed From Vietnam's Da Nang Due To Coronavirus

About 80,000 Tourists Will Be Removed From Vietnam's Da Nang Due To Coronavirus

In Vietnam, because of four new cases of coronavirus infection, the city of da Nang was closed for two weeks, and about 80,000 tourists will be taken out by emergency flights, according to BBC News.

The country has not detected new COVID-19 infections since April. In the spring, Vietnam managed to quickly cope with the epidemic by quickly closing borders, tracking contacts of patients, and introducing a quarantine. In total, 420 cases of infection were recorded in the country, and none of the patients died.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered on July 27 that non-essential businesses close in da Nang and that residents of the city again begin to observe social distance and not gather more than 30 people. Until the full lockdown is entered there.

The first of the new four cases came to the doctor complaining of flu symptoms on July 27. He is 57 years old. He is now on a ventilator and doctors are assessing his condition as critical. How he got infected with COVID-19 is unclear. It is only known that he has not left da Nang for a long time. The hundred people he spoke to all showed negative test results.

Over the weekend, three more new cases were identified, also linked to da Nang.

Almost all foreigners are still banned from entering Vietnam, and those who arrive are required to go to quarantine.

On July 27, the Vietnamese authorities decided to postpone the regional security forum (ARF) and annual meetings of foreign Ministers of Southeast Asian countries for a month, until September, due to the pandemic, the AP reported, citing diplomatic sources in Southeast Asia. According to other reports, Vietnam, which holds the presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year, hopes to hold face-to-face meetings in mid-September instead of doing them online due to travel restrictions.