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Covid-19: Vigilance is eternal/ Domestic tourism also can spread Covid-19

In Vietnam on 28/07/2020 at 4:44 am

With S’pore planning to encourage local tourism. Vietnam is a lesson to be heeded. Covid-19 loves crowded spaces.

Vietnam has been lauded as a success story, having acted early to close borders and enforce quarantine and contact tracing.

It recorded just over 400 cases and no deaths. (Related post: Covid-19: Ang moh runs up US$85,000 bill)

Nearly 100 days after its last locally transmitted case in April, four new cases emerged in Vietnam: all from a tourist attraction. Vietnam had been encouraging local tourism to help the economy.

Vietnam has closed the city of Da Nang to tourists after four new locally transmitted coronavirus were recorded.

No tourists can enter the city for 14 days and extra flights are being laid on to fly out up to 80,000 visitors.

Restrictions are also in place in the city.

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