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Vietnam PM says risk of coronavirus community infection 'very high'



FILE PHOTO: Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks during the closing ceremony of the 35th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa/File photo


HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam needs to strictly enforce restrictions on all air, sea and land movements within the country to curb the spread of coronavirus as the risk of community infection is "very high," the Southeast Asian country's prime minister said on Monday.


Vietnam will continue its measures to quarantine people "however much it costs", Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in a statement on the government website.


Vietnam's coronavirus cases rose to 118 on Monday, the health ministry said. There have been no reported deaths.


Schools have stayed shut nationwide since Lunar New Year. Authorities have ordered the closure of cinemas, clubs and bars, massage parlours, karaoke lounges and online game centres in urban areas until the end of March.



-- © Copyright Reuters 2020-03-23
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On 3/24/2020 at 2:02 PM, natway09 said:

"No matter what it costs" Well said Mr Prime Minister of Vietnam

I just cannot see his namesake here in Thailand allowing this statement to spill out of his lips

State of Emergency here tomorrow, the PM said so. Vietnam hasn't done that (yet).

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