Coronavirus latest: Vietnam records second death; India reports biggest single-day spike

Coronavirus latest: Vietnam records second death; India reports biggest single-day spike

  • Vietnam has logged 546 infections since its first cases were detected in January
  • Meanwhile, the lack of results from Melbourne’s three-week lockdown raises suspicions that strict social distancing measures are becoming ineffective

Vietnam’s Health Ministry reported the country’s second Covid-19 death late on Friday.

The 61-year-old man died on Friday afternoon at a hospital in Da Nang city, where Vietnam last week detected its first domestically transmitted coronavirus infections in more than three months, the ministry said in a statement.

The country, which has recorded 546 coronavirus infections since its first cases were detected in January, reported its first coronavirus death earlier on Friday. The 70-year-old man who died had underlying health conditions, state media reported.

More than 53,000 people have been put in quarantine and although data from the country’s mass testing programme has yet not been released, the health ministry said.