All 16 of Vietnam's coronavirus sufferers ‘cured’

All 16 of Vietnam's coronavirus sufferers ‘cured’

A Vietnamese People's Army officer wearing a protective facemask amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus stands next to a sign warning about the restricted area set up in the Son Loi commune in Vinh Phuc province on Feb 20, 2020. (AFP file photo)
A Vietnamese People's Army officer wearing a protective facemask amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus stands next to a sign warning about the restricted area set up in the Son Loi commune in Vinh Phuc province on Feb 20, 2020. (AFP file photo)

HANOI: All 16 people in Vietnam infected with a new coronavirus have been cured, the health ministry said on Tuesday, adding that no new cases have been recorded since Feb 13.

The last known patient, a 50-year-old man infected by his daughter who returned from China's central city of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged, has recovered and is in good condition, the ministry said in a statement.

It was not immediately clear when the last patient would be discharged from hospital.

The rest, including a three-month-old baby, are improving, the ministry added.

Vietnam's first report of the virus was about two Chinese citizens infected on Jan 23.

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