Vietnam records no new COVID-19 community infections in 43 days

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam has gone 43 straight days with no new coronavirus infections in the community. Of the 327 confirmed cases in Vietnam, 187 were arrivals who were quarantined as soon as they entered Vietnam and posed no risk of community transmission. 

Over 5.7 million cases of Covid-19 infection have been confirmed worldwide.

The US has been the hardest-hit country, with over 1.7 million cases and 100,000 fatalities, followed by the UK and Brazil.

Algeria’s government on Thursday extended its lockdown for 2 weeks as rising infections surpassed 9000 cases.

Meanwhile, all international flights to and from airports in Senegal were suspended until the end of June.

Thailand and Malaysia have closed their shared border after a spike in Covid-19 cases.

South Korea has ordered a temporary shutdown of crowded places in and around Seoul, including museums, art galleries, parks, and theaters, until June 14.

France has entered the second phase of easing its coronavirus lockdown. Restaurants, cafes, and bars will be allowed to operate beginning June 2 in regions with declining cases of coronavirus. France hopes to reopen its borders to travel from within Europe on June 15th, according to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who added that the reopening will be coordinated with the other 27 EU members.

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