The risk of Covid-19 spreading widely in Vietnam is “very high”, its prime minister said, after a new outbreak in the central city of Danang late last month ended a three month run of no new domestic cases, Reuters reports.

“The risk of community infection is very high, requiring more determination, solidarity and responsibility from the political system in order to take stronger and more determined measures over the next two weeks,” Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said, according a government statement.

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