(HANOI, Vietnam) — Vietnamese state media reported on Friday the nation’s first ever dying of an individual with the coronavirus because it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days with none instances.
The Thanh Nien newspaper mentioned a 70-year-old man died after contracting the illness whereas being handled for a kidney sickness at a hospital in Da Nang the place greater than 90 instances have been reported over the previous week.
The Well being Ministry has not confirmed the dying.
Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the nation’s Administration of Medical Examination and Remedy, mentioned there are at the very least six different aged sufferers with COVID-19 at the moment in vital situation. All produce other underlying diseases, he mentioned.
Vietnam had been seen as a worldwide success story in combating the coronavirus with zero deaths and no instances of native transmission for 99 days. However every week in the past an outbreak started on the Da Nang hospital. It has grown to 93 confirmed instances in six components of the nation, together with three of the most important cities, and compelled authorities to reimpose restrictions.
Vietnam reported a each day excessive of 45 new instances on Friday, all of them linked to the hospital.
Vietnam reacted rapidly to attempt to comprise the unfold from Da Nang, a well-liked vacation spot the place hundreds of vacationers had been vacationing on its golden seashores. Different instances this week had been confirmed in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and different cities and provinces.
Da Nang was put below lockdown on Tuesday and testing and enterprise restrictions elevated in different areas. The town on Friday started organising a makeshift hospital in a sport auditorium and docs have been mobilized from different cities to assist.