Vietnam to limit gatherings to 20 people to curb coronavirus spread

by Reuters
Thursday, 26 March 2020 08:53 GMT

HANOI, March 26 (Reuters) - Vietnam will ban gatherings of more than 20 people at a time for the next two weeks to help curb the spread of coronavirus, the Southeast Asian country's prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, said on Thursday.

Phuc also called on major urban cities in Vietnam to temporarily shut down non-essential services. Vietnam's health ministry has confirmed 148 cases of the virus, but has not reported any deaths. (Reporting by Phuong Nguyen Editing by James Pearson and Toby Chopra)

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