South Korean visitors to Quang Ninh high despite coronavirus
  • |, LD | February 24, 2020 10:05 PM
The northern province of Quang Ninh has received thousands of South Korean tourists per day in the context of coronavirus outbreak. 

According to the provincial Department of Tourism, the number of South Korean visitors to Yen Tu tourist site has remained high over recent days. On February 23 alone, the site welcomed up to 1,869 South Korean travellers compared to just a few hundred people after the Tet Holiday.


 A fever screening machine at Yen Tu 

Ha Long Bay has also seen a large number of South Korean visitors. 

Le Trong Thanh, deputy director of Tung Lam Yen Tu Development JS Company, said the firm has arranged 10 fever screening machines and medicine cabinets long the main route of the site. 

More doctors and nurses have also been sent to the site's medical stations. 

Since early this month, nearly 10,000 masks have been given to the site's visitors free of charge. 

Despite being adjacent to China, Quang Ninh has not yet detected any coronavirus cases. The province has tested 173 people with 172 negative, while the remaining person is waiting for the test results. 

Quang Ninh has quarantined 1,184 people, including 875 who have already been discharged. 

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