A Vietnamese woman has given birth to a healthy baby girl in a quarantine zone for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a suburban district of Hanoi.
The woman, 21-year-old N.T.H., hails from Dong Hy District in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, according to Vuong Trung Kien, director of the General Hospital of Thach That District in Hanoi.
H., in her 39th week of pregnancy, was previously placed under quarantine in Thach That District after returning to Vietnam from South Korea.
Dr. Kien said that a surgical team of 20 members led by Dr. Nguyen Thi Thuy Hang, deputy director of the hospital, and Dr. Pham Manh Tien, head of its obstetrics ward, conducted the C-section delivery inside the quarantine zone on Thursday morning.
The newborn girl weighs 3.1 kilograms. Both the mother and baby are in good health after the surgery.
Dr. Kien also affirmed that the surgical team strictly complied with the regulations set by the Ministry of Health in treating people being quarantined over COVID-19.
COVID-19, which first surfaced in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, has infected over 95,600 people and killed almost 3,300 globally, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.
South Korea has reported 40 deaths out of its more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases, according to the same source.
Vietnam has so far confirmed 16 cases of the viral infection, including 13 Vietnamese, one Vietnamese American, and two Chinese.
All of them have fully recovered and have been discharged from the hospital.
The country has reported no new infections since February 13.
Vietnam requires a compulsory 14-day quarantine period for anyone entering the country with a recent travel history to areas affected by COVID-19.