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Vietnam identifies three locally-infected cases of Indian coronavirus variant
Tuesday,  5/4/2021, 19:25 

Vietnam identifies three locally-infected cases of Indian coronavirus variant

The Saigon Times

A view of Sunny Club in Vinh Phuc Province, which the Covid-19 locally-infected cases in the province are linked to. Vietnam has identified the first three locally-infected cases of the Indian coronavirus variant – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – Three locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases linked to Sunny Club in Vinh Phuc Province have been found infected with the Indian coronavirus variant.

The Ministry of Health today, May 4, released the results of a genetic analysis of the virus from the locally-infected cases which have been reported recently in Vinh Phuc, Ha Nam, Hung Yen and Ha Tinh provinces.

Three samples of three employees of Sunny Club in Vinh Phuc Province tested positive for the Indian variant, while six samples in Ha Nam, two samples in Hung Yen and two others in Ha Tinh came out positive for the UK coronavirus variant.

On May 2 and 3, Vinh Phuc Province reported 14 community-transmitted Covid-19 cases related to Sunny Club, which were suspected to have caught the virus from Chinese experts. After these Chinese experts completed their quarantine period at the same quarantine facility as a group of Indian experts in Yen Bai Province, they travelled to Vinh Phuc Province.

The Indian coronavirus variant is said to be more transmissible than others and reduce the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines, the local media reported.

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