The Vietnamese authorities weigh the city of Da Nang in the center of the country after outbreaks of corona viruses were found in four factories where thousands of people work.
The outbreaks began in late July as part of the reopening of tourists – according to the government, around 800,000 people visited Da Nang in July – and have since left more than 200 new positives and six deaths, the first deaths since the pandemic started in the Asian nation in which a total of 621 people are infected.
Most of the new COVID-19 cases are related to the Da Nang Main Hospital, which is already closed. Most of the patients enrolled were elderly with chronic illnesses.
The outbreaks in these four factories, which employ 3,700 people but are located in an industrial park that employs about 80,000 people, are now worrying. The Vietnamese authorities are therefore afraid that they will end up unchecked.