Covid-19: Malaysia confirms 19th case

Commune in Vietnam under lockdown after increase in virus cases

A Chinese national has become the 19th person in Malaysia to be infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the health ministry revealed.

The 39-year-old woman arrived in Malaysia with four other people from Wuhan on January 25, and is the daughter of the 16th coronavirus victim, and friend of the 14th victim, local media reported.

Meanwhile official media in Vietnam have reported that a commune of 10,000 residents northwest of the capital Hanoi was put in lockdown due to a cluster of cases there.

The online newspaper VN Express cited a senior official of Vinh Phuc province as reporting an increase in cases in Son Loi commune.

Vietnam has confirmed 16 case of the diseases, most of them in the Vinh Phuc province.

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