Two more COVID-19 cases reported in Vietnam, total now 260 hinh anh 1Ha Loi village, Me Linh district, Hanoi. (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi, Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Health on April 12 afternoon announced two more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the country to 260.

Both of the cases are in Ha Loi village, Me Linh commune, Hanoi’s outlying district of Me Linh, which is a new hot spot of the pandemic.

The 259th case, 41 years old, is the wife of Patient 254. From April 3-6, she traveled to a number of other localities to sell flowers and buy necessities. After her husband’s sample on April 9 tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 that causes the disease, she was quarantined a day later. Her sample also tested positive for the virus on April 11.

Meanwhile, the 260th is a 35-year-old farmer. Over the past two weeks, she did not go anywhere far from her house, but visited a butcher’s where Patient 259 also frequented. Besides, on April 6, she had close contacts with two F1 cases of Patient 243. Her sample tested positive on April 11./.