Vietnam aims to keep number of coronavirus cases in country under 1,000

HANOI, March 27 (Reuters) - Vietnam is aiming to keep the number of coronavirus cases in the country under 1,000, the government said, as the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country passed 150 on Friday.

"We have been able to contain epicentres, and even potential epicentres ... and we are determined to keep the number of COVID-19 cases from reaching 1,000," deputy prime minister Vu Duc Dam said in a statement. (Reporting by Khanh Vu Editing by James Pearson)