A Serbian man who came to Việt Nam as an expert to work in steel manufacturing has tested positive for COVID-19.
Large-cap stocks led the market downturn as the tracker VN30-Index lost nearly 1 per cent to close at 809.02 points.
The VN-Index had risen a total of 2.23 per cent in the previous two trading days.
Việt Nam’s benchmark VN-Index surged on Wednesday after a six-day losing streak as investor sentiment improved following solid data of PMI in June and steep cuts in interest rates of some banks.
According to analysts from MBS Securities JSC, short-term correcting pressures have passed and caused no significant disturbance.
Shares eked out gains on Friday buoyed by the upswing of the aquaculture stock group and cash flow injected into a number of mid-cap and small-cap stocks.