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Daily COVID-19 update: More than 1,600 people tested negative for virus

VGP – As of 7:30 pm on Sunday, as many as 1,659 people had been tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Viet Nam, the Ministry of Health reported.

03/01/2020 09:03

115 suspected cases are being quarantined to prevent spread of the virus to communities, said the ministry.

In addition, 10,089 people have been monitored due to close links to suspected cases or coming from COVID-19 affected areas, according to the ministry.

So far, Viet Nam has confirmed 16 positive cases, including two Chinese tourists and all of them have been cleared of the virus and exited hospitals.

Now new infection has been reported since February 13.

On global scale, there were 86,980 people confirmed having the virus, including 2,979 fatalities./.

By Quang Minh