Vietnam Closes Schools to Prevent Coronavirus, while Cambodia Tourism Takes Hit

Educational authorities in Vietnam closed schools this week in more than 50 provinces and cities to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) that has infected 17,000 people and killed more than 360 in neighboring China.

The move comes as the country’s eighth confirmed case was reported Monday, a worker from Vinh Phuc province, who is now under quarantine in a Hanoi hospital.

The education ministry announced the school closings Monday, and for most of the country, schools will be closed until Friday, except in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces and Hai Duong city, where school will resume on Feb. 12.

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