The Vietnamese health authorities confirmed that two Chinese tourists who traveled to the country and are hospitalized have tested positive for the outbreak of coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has already caused 25 deaths.
Both patients, father and son of 66 and 28 years respectively, remain admitted to a hospital in Ho Chi Minh, where physicians performed a series of tests to confirm contagion.
The Ministry of Health said last night in a statement that the couple, who traveled last day 13 from the Chinese city of Wuhan and were hospitalized on the 17th, are recovering and in “good condition.”
The Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has urged the authorities to implement a series of security measures to try to avoid new cases of infection by this coronavirus, as well as greater controls at airports and border posts.
The central-eastern city of Wuhan, with eleven million inhabitants and whose accesses remain closed since yesterday to prevent further spread, is the epicenter of the outbreak of a new type of coronavirus (2019-nCov) that causes what is already known as “pneumonia of Wuhan “and that, as the Chinese health authorities warned, is also spread by contact between humans.
Other cases have been detected in Japan, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States.
The Chinese National Health Commission has also raised the number of confirmed infected on Friday to 830.