Vietnamese heiresses positive with COVID-19 after attending Milan, Paris fashion weeks

  • Two Vietnamese heiresses were confirmed to be positive with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Nga Nguyen, 27, and Nguyen Hong Nhung, 26, attended the Saint Laurent show in Paris and the Gucci show in Milan
  • The socialites are daughters of a steel magnate in Vietnam

Two Vietnamese heiresses have tested positive with COVID-19 after they attended major fashion shows.

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Nga Nguyen, 27, and Nguyen Hong Nhung, 26, have been confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus after jetsetting across Europe to attend fashion weeks, as reported by South China Morning Post.

Nga and her sister attended several major fashion weeks including the Saint Laurent show in Paris and the Gucci show in Milan. The Saint Laurent show on Feb 25 was part of the Paris Fashion Week. The heiress shared on Instagram photos of her attending the fashion weeks. While Paris Fashion Week usually welcomes thousands of fashion enthusiasts from all over the world, the Saint Laurent show is more exclusive as it is normally capped at around 1,000 guests only.

The socialites are daughters of a steel magnate in Vietnam. Nga, the older sister usually jetsets between Vietnam and London frequently. She is a London-based entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. She was the first Vietnamese to step on the red carpet of the Met Gala event. Nga has worked with several luxury brands such as LVMH, L’Officiel, and Burberry, among others.

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Following the COVID-19 scare, fashion editors and all those who attended the fashion weeks are on a self-imposed quarantine after they went back to their home countries.

As of March, Italy has put over 16 million residents in Lombardy and other parts of the north on quarantine as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19.