A young Hanoi mother gave birth in the coronavirus - quarantined zone
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The 21-year-old mother from Dong Hy District, northern province of Thai Nguyen, 39 weeks pregnant, underwent a C-section for the delivery, said Vuong Trung Kien, director of the Thach That District Hospital. The newborn girl weighs 3.1 kilograms. Both the mother and baby are in good health after the surgery.
According to Dr. Kien, as many as 20 doctors and nurses joined the surgical team Thursday morning. The doctor also affirmed that the surgical team strictly complied with the regulations set by the Ministry of Health in treating people being quarantined over COVID-19.
As of Friday morning, Hanoi had gone more than three weeks without any new Covid-19 suspects.
Under Vietnam’s current regulations, every one entering the country from mainland China, Italy, Iran and South Korea have to be quarantined for at least 14 days. The four countries are currently the worst-hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
South Korea has reported over 6.280 infection cases, second only to mainland China, where the disease was first detected last December.
In Vietnam, all 16 persons confirmed with Covid-19 virus infection so far have been discharged from the hospital.
The novel coronavirus has spread to 87 countries and territories to date, killing 3,381 people, mostly in mainland China, followed by Italy (148), Iran (107) and South Korea (42).
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