A Vietnamese health worker disinfects Covid-19 patients at the national hospital of tropical diseases in Hanoi last year. Vietnam, with fewer than 1,600 recorded cases, has been praised for its coronavirus response. Photo: VNA via AP A Vietnamese health worker disinfects Covid-19 patients at the national hospital of tropical diseases in Hanoi last year. Vietnam, with fewer than 1,600 recorded cases, has been praised for its coronavirus response. Photo: VNA via AP
A Vietnamese health worker disinfects Covid-19 patients at the national hospital of tropical diseases in Hanoi last year. Vietnam, with fewer than 1,600 recorded cases, has been praised for its coronavirus response. Photo: VNA via AP

Coronavirus: Vietnam outbreak fears grow as 82 cases reported; ‘kill switch’ rumours dog Philippines’ vaccine roll-out

  • Vietnam on Thursday confirmed 82 locally transmitted cases of coronavirus – the highest reported number since the start of the pandemic
  • Meanwhile in the Philippines, rumours circulate that vaccines contain microchips allowing the president to kill people at the push of a button

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Vietnamese health worker disinfects Covid-19 patients at the national hospital of tropical diseases in Hanoi last year. Vietnam, with fewer than 1,600 recorded cases, has been praised for its coronavirus response. Photo: VNA via AP A Vietnamese health worker disinfects Covid-19 patients at the national hospital of tropical diseases in Hanoi last year. Vietnam, with fewer than 1,600 recorded cases, has been praised for its coronavirus response. Photo: VNA via AP
A Vietnamese health worker disinfects Covid-19 patients at the national hospital of tropical diseases in Hanoi last year. Vietnam, with fewer than 1,600 recorded cases, has been praised for its coronavirus response. Photo: VNA via AP
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