Vietnam detects first locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since April

Nation which had been praised for its swift action against coronavirus brings in strict new disease prevention measures

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Vietnam is evacuating 80,000 people from the central city of Danang and reimposing disease-prevention measures, after four local coronavirus cases were detected, the first to be recorded in the country for more than three months.

Life had returned to normal for many in the country, which had been praised widely for taking quick action to contain Covid-19 and was on the brink of reaching 100 days without any new local infections. On Saturday, however, a 57-year-old grandfather was confirmed to have tested positive – the first community infection since April.

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