Coronavirus pandemic

Vietnam rushes to evacuate 80,000 stranded in Danang

Domestic tourists in protective masks waiting to check-in for departure at Danang's airport on Sunday, as Vietnam imposed new measures to halt the spread of Covid-19. PHOTO: REUTERS
Domestic tourists in protective masks waiting to check-in for departure at Danang's airport on Sunday, as Vietnam imposed new measures to halt the spread of Covid-19.PHOTO: REUTERS

Vietnamese tourists rushed to leave the central city of Danang as the government imposed stay-home measures to contain community transmission of Covid-19, with 11 new cases confirmed yesterday.

With the source of infection still a mystery, police have stepped up mass inspection efforts to uncover illegal entrants.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2020, with the headline 'Vietnam rushes to evacuate 80,000 stranded in Danang'. Print Edition | Subscribe