Vietnam reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-04 22:30:01|Editor: huaxia

HANOI, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 670, as well as two more deaths from the disease, according to its Ministry of Health.

A total of 27 of the new cases were reported in the country's central city of Da Nang, central Quang Nam province and southern Dong Nai province, among which 16 cases are reportedly linked to Da Nang Hospital, which is related to several previously confirmed cases, according to the ministry.

The other case has recently returned to the country from abroad and was quarantined upon arrival.

The ministry confirmed on Tuesday that two more COVID-19 patients have died in the country, bringing the national death toll to eight, noting that both cases were aged over 60 with underlying medical conditions.

Four more patients were given all-clear in Vietnam on Tuesday, raising the total cured cases to 378, while there are nearly 133,300 people being quarantined and monitored in the country, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Da Nang's department of education and training on Tuesday announced that the 2020 national high school exam, scheduled to be held on Sunday and next Monday, will be delayed in the city due to the complicated epidemic development, the news agency reported.

Vietnam's health ministry has requested relevant authorities to implement measures to ensure safety for the upcoming national exam, stressing that disinfection, temporary quarantine rooms and medical staff should be available at the exam venues, according to the news agency. Enditem