Northern border province suspends tourists’ entry/exit through int’l border gate

Tuesday, 2020-01-28 12:38:50
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Northern border province suspends tourists’ entry/exit through int’l border gate
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NDO/VNA – The Department of Culture Sports and Tourism of the northern border province of Lao Cai has issued a document asking the tourism firms operating in the locality to suspend the entry and exit of tourists at the Lao Cai International Border Gate with China’s regions facing the risk of the acute pneumonia disease caused by the nCoV.

In addition, the department has asked them to seriously abide by provisions and advisories made by the Ministry of Health and relevant authorities on the prevention of the spread of the virus.

Earlier, tourism authorities of China’s Yunnan Province sent a notice to Vietnamese tourism companies asking them to suspend entry and exit for tourists at the province’s Hekou Border Gate from January 26.

By the end of January 26, 80 deaths from nCoV-caused disease and 2,744 cases of infection had been reported in China.

The virus has spread to more than 10 countries around the world.

Vietnam currently counts 59 suspected cases of nCoV, with two having tested positive for the virus currently being treated at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Both are Chinese.