Vietnamese police stand guard at a checkpoint in Son Loi commune in Vinh Phuc province. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus cases in Vietnam prompt mass quarantine of 10,000 people in Son Loi commune

  • Vietnam shares a porous border with China, and has 16 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including six in the commune about 40km from Hanoi
  • Vietnam has banned all flights to and from mainland China in a bid to stop the virus from spreading and has tightened restrictions on tourist visas
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Vietnamese police stand guard at a checkpoint in Son Loi commune in Vinh Phuc province. Photo: AFP