Vietnamese heiress Nga Nguyen tested positive for COVID-19 after flying across Europe to watch this season’s fashion week shows.
The 27-year-old had attended both the Spring/Summer Gucci catwalk in Milan on February 19, and the Saint Laurent show in Paris on February 25, where guests are usually made to sit closely beside each other. In a report by the South China Morning Post, they noted that Nguyen even posted about her trip on her Instagram account, which has since been deactivated.
Subsequently, her sister, Nguyen Hong Nhung, was also with her in Europe before the two returned to Vietnam. The 26-year-old has also been found positive with the disease.
A known jetsetter, Nguyen is reportedly the daughter of a steel magnate, and she frequently attends international fashion shows including the Met Gala in New York back in 2018.
A self-quarantine directive has been given out by the companies of top fashion editors and guests who attended either of the events in Milan and Paris.
Italy currently houses the most cases of COVID-19 after mainland China, with 7,375 patients and 366 deaths. The country has put Lombardy and the rest of its northern region, holding an estimated 16 million people, on lockdown to prevent the virus from further spreading.
As of March 9, 2020, the cases of COVID-19 positive patients have risen to 109,045 globally with 3,818 reported deaths. It’s not all bleak news though as 62,176 people have fortunately already recovered from the illness.