COVID-19: Vietnam record first death

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Vietnam recorded its first coronavirus death Friday, state media reported, as the pandemic rebounds in a country previously praised for controlling the initial outbreak.

“The first death… is a 70-year-old man who lives in Hoi An city,” Vietnam News Agency reported, citing the Ministry of Health.

In this file photo taken on April 19, 2020, residents wearing face masks practise social distancing while shopping from behind a line as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a wet market in Hanoi. Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP

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