Vietnam is forcing tens of thousands of people into quarantine camps to stem the spread of the Chinese coronavirus in the country, Reuters revealed on Thursday.
The official spoke to Reuters anonymously, as government officials in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam are forbidden from speaking to media.
This figure was reportedly down about 15 percent from Monday, as many among the first wave of travelers to return home to Vietnam in early March had recently been discharged.
The travelers join at least 30,000 other people currently under home quarantine in Vietnam.
At the time, the Vietnamese government warned of its intentions to quarantine travelers returning home from overseas, which reportedly began on March 16.