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Street locked down after Chinese man tests positive for coronavirus in southern Vietnam

Friday, March 26, 2021, 14:33 GMT+7
Street locked down after Chinese man tests positive for coronavirus in southern Vietnam
A street is sealed off in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam, March 25, 2021. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Duong have fenced off a local street after a Chinese man tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

D35 Street at the Vietnam-Singapore Residential Area in An Phu Ward, Thuan An City was sealed off from 9:00 pm on Thursday.

The identity of the Chinese man has not been publicized, but initial information showed that he has been living in Binh Duong since before the 2021 Lunar New Year holiday.

The 44-year-old foreigner underwent a COVID-19 test at the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday morning to prepare for his flight back to China.

The result came back positive for the novel coronavirus later the same day.

He has not been confirmed as a COVID-19 patient by the Ministry of Health.

The Chinese man said he had headed to Moc Bai International Border Gate in the southern province of Tay Ninh a few days earlier and had made close contact with a Cambodian person.

Competent authorities have tracked eight people who came into direct contact with the Chinese national.

They have been quarantined and had their samples collected for COVID-19 testing.

Vietnam has documented 2,579 COVID-19 cases so far, with 2,265 recoveries and 35 deaths.

The Ministry of Health on Friday morning confirmed two new patients who are both border jumpers from Cambodia.

They were registered in the northern city of Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City.

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