A woman wearing a face mask waits at a bus stop in Hanoi on July 29. Photo: AFPA woman wearing a face mask waits at a bus stop in Hanoi on July 29. Photo: AFP
A woman wearing a face mask waits at a bus stop in Hanoi on July 29. Photo: AFP

Vietnam’s first coronavirus outbreak in 99 days spreads fear, anxiety

  • Vietnam was an early success story in the global fight against coronavirus but a wave of new infections from an unknown source has panicked residents
  • The outbreak, centred on Da Nang, ended more than three months with no community transmission – but swift action could help stamp it out

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A woman wearing a face mask waits at a bus stop in Hanoi on July 29. Photo: AFPA woman wearing a face mask waits at a bus stop in Hanoi on July 29. Photo: AFP
A woman wearing a face mask waits at a bus stop in Hanoi on July 29. Photo: AFP
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