Vietnam successfully isolates new coronavirus

The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology has successfully cultivated and isolated the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a laboratory, paving the way for developing a vaccine against the deadly virus that has already claimed the lives of 639 people worldwide.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) is also considering organising treatment for infection cases at the district level medical facilities. The ministry once again affirmed that Vietnam’s health sector is capable of coping with the epidemic.

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