Sen Nguyen

Sen Nguyen

Sen Nguyen is a Vietnamese journalist with a focus on features and analysis. She has covered everything from Vietnamese domestic affairs, Southeast Asian migrant workers, racial discrimination in the

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Anger rises over Vietnamese capital’s globe-trotting ‘patient zero’
Internet users in Vietnam have expressed outrage at a 26-year-old woman who tested positive for the new coronavirus after returning from Europe. The woman, who has been identified by name on a government website, is connected to a cluster of new patients that brought the number of infections in the country to 35. Until her diagnosis on March 6, Vietnam had reported a total of 16 cases and no new infections for 22 days.  The series of infections linked to the woman highlights the infectiousness of the coronavirus and the social pressure put on those blamed for spreading the disease known as Covid-19. The woman, believed to be the “patient zero” of the capital city of Hanoi, has become the ta