Vietnam reports first new coronavirus infection in 9 days, taking its tally to 271

Vietnam has registered 271 coronavirus cases and reported no deaths.
Vietnam has registered 271 coronavirus cases and reported no deaths.PHOTO: REUTERS

HANOI (REUTERS) - Vietnam reported its first new coronavirus infection in nine days on Sunday (May 3), a British oil expert who was quarantined on arrival, the Health Ministry said.

The South-east Asian country has registered a total of 271 coronavirus cases and has reported no deaths, the ministry said in a statement.

Over 30,500 people have been quarantined, and 261,000 tests have been carried out.