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Vietnam reports new case of coronavirus linked to tabligh event

CORONAVIRUS | Vietnam has confirmed an additional case of coronavirus linked to the Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, its health ministry said on Wednesday, bringing its total number of cases to 67.

The latest known patient, a 36-year-old man, returned to Vietnam on March 4 on VietJet flight VJ826 from Kuala Lumpur.

The man, identified only as "Patient 67", attended a 16,000-person tabligh gathering in Kuala Lumpur and is the second patient in Vietnam linked to the event, the health ministry said in a statement.

Patient 67's home village was also placed under lockdown for 28 days from Tuesday night.

- Reuters 

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