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First Vietnamese citizen in China infected with coronavirus

A Vietnamese citizen in China has infected with the novel coronavirus (nCoV), becoming the first Vietnamese national contracted the deadly virus, according to the Embassy of Vietnam in Beijing.

The 30-year-old patient is a woman from Vietnam’s southern province of Dong Nai. She got married in China and is now residing in Huichang district, Ganzhou city, Jiangxi province.

She was tested positive for nCoV on January 29 and transferred to a local hospital the next day. At present, the patient is in stable health conditions and suffers no fever.

The Vietnamese Embassy has asked the Chinese hospital to provide treatment for the patient and continue to keep a close watch on her conditions.

Meanwhile, three Vietnamese citizens returning from China's Wuhan city tested positive for nCoV as of January 30 afternoon, reported the Ministry of Health.

One of them has been quarantined at central Thanh Hoa province’s hospital, while the other two are undergoing treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.

All three have reportedly gone to China’s Wuhan – the epicentre of the sweeping pneumonia virus outbreak.

Along with a Chinese father and son from Wuhan admitted to Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam has recorded five cases of coronavirus infection so far.

The country is quarantining a total of 32 suspected infected cases, awaiting final test results, while 65 cases have their results returned negative. Forty-three people are being quarantined despite having normal health as they have had contacts with suspected nCoV-infected patients.