Vietnam sees first death as cases spike

Vietnam has reported its first coronavirus death on Friday. The health ministry also reported 45 new cases, which is the highest daily increase amid a recurrence of the virus.

New patients are linked to medical facilities in Da Nang, a popular tourist destination. Vietnam had not seen new domestic infections since mid-April until last weekend, when a person in the city tested positive.

Since then, cases have been confirmed in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Health authorities have started mass testing in the capital Hanoi to stop the spread.

Meanwhile in Indonesia, the tourist resort island of Bali has begun accepting domestic tourists.

Tourists will be required to undergo a PCR test or antibody test before visiting the island and submit documents to prove that they are not infected.
Bali has stopped accepting tourists from outside the island since March due to the pandemic.

But the recovery of the tourism industry remains unclear.
Indonesia is the most seriously affected country in Southeast Asia. More than 100,000 people have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus in the country.