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Coronavirus

Vietnam locks down Son Loi district near Hanoi for 20 days

Areawide quarantines spread to outside China

Members of an anti-coronavirus team spray disinfectant on cars in Vietnam's Thai Nguyen Province on Feb. 7.   © Reuters

HANOI -- Officials in Son Loi, near the Vietnamese capital, said on Wednesday that they had sealed off the entire district for 20 days in response to a flare-up of the new coronavirus.

The district, which has a population of about 10,000, is located about 50 km from Hanoi.

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