WATCH: Extraordinary measures issued in Vietnam to contain coronavirus pandemic – video
Footage from Hanoi, Vietnam, revealed how the country is trying to contain the coronavirus pandemic and stop it from getting worse whilst cases continue to be confirmed across the globe. Residents in Hanoi have been provided with unprecedented body disinfection cabins installed all over the city to ensure people are virus-free. A video shared by Ruptly shows people can go into the cabin and be sprayed by special dispensers with an ionised saline solution mist all around the body. Once the disinfection is completed, a light indicator switches from red to green.
In the UK ten more people were confirmed dead from coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the nation’s death toll to 21.
The Department of Health and Social Care announced the number of infected cases in the UK had risen to 1,140, up from 798 yesterday.
Earlier today the University of Glasgow said it had three confirmed Covid-19 cases. The university has taken the decision to end classes and lectures.
A newborn baby in England has tested positive for the killer virus, it emerged last night.
The baby is believed to be one of the world’s youngest to have been diagnosed with the disease.
The infant and its mother both tested positive at a north London hospital and staff who had contact with the pair have been advised to self-isolate.
The mother was rushed to hospital days earlier with suspected pneumonia and she and her child are being treated at separate hospitals.
Some 145,594 people have been infected by the coronavirus across the world and 5,419 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
WHO spokeswoman Dr Margaret Harris questioned the UK’s approach to developing “herd immunity” against COVID-19.
She told BBC Radio 4’s Today: “We don’t know enough about the science of this virus, it hasn’t been in our population for long enough for us to know what it does in immunological terms.
“Every virus functions differently in your body and stimulates a different immunological profile.
“We can talk theories, but at the moment we are really facing a situation where we have got to look at action.”
On Friday, the UK’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said it is hoped the Government’s approach to tackling coronavirus will create a “herd immunity” to the disease.
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WHO said Europe has become the epicentre of the pandemic and Donald Trump indicated he might add the UK to a list of countries facing a US travel ban.
Scores of major sporting and cultural events have already been suspended, despite the Government resisting calls to ban mass events in its latest guidance earlier this week.
Scotland had already announced a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people.
The Times reported the laws could also give police and immigration officers to detain people if they are suspected of being infected and the ability to direct schools to stay open.
The newspaper said the laws could remain in place for two years.
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