Spared for Months, Vietnam Faces a Wave of New Infections The Southeast Asian nation has prided itself on successfully containing the coronavirus. But an outbreak at a church in Ho Chi Minh City and the emergence of a deadly new variant suggest its luck may be running out. Vietnam warns of dangerous new Covid variantVietnam has detected a “very dangerous” hybrid of the Indian and British strains of the coronavirus, which spreads rapidly through the air, the country’s health minister said. The World Health Coronavirus: ‘no new hybrid variant’ detected in Vietnam, WHO saysThe variant detected in Vietnam was in fact the delta variant first detected in India but with additional mutations that require more observation, WHO official says. Vietnam hybrid variant 'very dangerous' and could lead to 'steep rise' of CovidAuthorities in Vietnam have detected a new coronavirus strain that is a combination of the Indian and Kent Covid-19 variants and spreads quickly by air as fears mount in the country Vietnam says it has detected a new coronavirus variant as cases surgeVietnam's health ministry has detected a suspected new coronavirus variant which it said appears to be a hybrid of two highly transmissible strains. Asia Today: Vietnam to test all 9M residents in largest cityVietnam plans to test all 9 million people in its largest city for the coronavirus and imposed more restrictions to deal with a growing COVID-19 outbreak Vietnam business hub Ho Chi Minh City to enact social distancingVietnam's business hub Ho Chi Minh City will begin social distancing measures for 15 days starting from May 31 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the country's government said on Sunday. After detecting new hybrid coronavirus variant, Vietnam races to increase testing and restrictionsVietnam’s Health Ministry on Saturday said that its recent outbreaks were fueled by a new highly contagious variant of the virus causing covid-19.