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Coronavirus

Vietnam fights new COVID-19 strain with higher infection rate

Hospitals mobilized in Danang, while Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh conduct mass testing

A woman wears a mask as she drives past a banner promoting coronavirus prevention in Hanoi on July 31.    © Reuters

HANOI -- Vietnam is mobilizing to contain the coronavirus in Danang, as the strain detected in the country's tourism hub appears more transmissible than previous versions, health authorities say.

"Results of gene sequencing showed that this is a new strain that entered Vietnam," Nguyen Thanh Long, acting health minister, said Sunday. "Mutation has increased susceptibility, leading to high rates of infection."

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