The Hanoi Veterinary Department said bird flu had been discovered in five more provinces – northern Thai Nguyen, Vinh Phuc, Lang Son, Nam Dinh provinces and Central Highland Kon Tum province.

Foot-and-mouth disease was also reported in central Phu Yen province.

A total of about 700 buffaloes, cows and pigs were reported to be affected.

Since the end of January, foot-and-mouth disease has been discovered in 19 provinces across the nation./.