Khanh Hoa Province declared Coronavirus-free
  • | | February 27, 2020 01:44 PM
The Ministry of Health has declared the southern central province of Khanh Hoa to be coronavirus-fee after no new patients were reported for 39 days. 

The declaration for the province which is home to the tourist city of Nha Trang is in line with the Law on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases. 

However, the ministry has asked the province to continue virus prevention and control as the epidemic remains a global concern. 

The first coronavirus case in Khanh Hoa was recorded on January 31 after a hotel receptionist was tested positive for the virus. She met with two Chinese visitors, who were later confirmed to be Vietnam's first cases of coronavirus infection on January 17. 

Following the treatment at a local hospital, she then recovered and was discharged. 

Since then, the province has found no new Covid-19 cases. 

Vietnam has recorded 16 coronavirus patients, but all of them have fully recovered and discharged from hospital.

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