Tourist hotspot evacuates 80,000 after just three positive coronavirus cases

A city in Vietnam popular with tourists is evacuating around 80,000 people after three people tested positive for coronavirus.

Around 100 flights a day will take people out of the central city of Danang over the next four days.

The South-East Asian country is on high alert again after the first community infections since April were confirmed this weekend.

Most of those being evacuated out of Danang are local tourists, although the three who tested positive are believed to be residents.

The evacuation will take at least four days and domestic airlines will operate around 100 flights daily from Danang to 11 other Vietnamese cities, the government said in a statement.

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