Indian expert, Japan returnees add to Vietnam's Covid-19 tally

By Le Nga   November 5, 2020 | 04:48 pm PT
Indian expert, Japan returnees add to Vietnam's Covid-19 tally
Vietnamese passengers returning from Japan arrive at Cam Ranh airport in Khanh Hoa Province, August 2020. Photo by Khanh Hoa's news portal.
An Indian man and two Vietnamese returning from Japan have been confirmed to have Covid-19, bringing Vietnam's active case count to 103.

"Patient 1208" is a 38-year-old Indian man who came to work in Vietnam. He arrived on Myanmar Airways flight 8M202 after transiting in Myanmar. The flight touched down in Cam Ranh airport in central Khanh Hoa Province on October 22.

When in quarantine at a centralized camp in the province's beach town Nha Trang, he was tested negative for the first time on October 23 but the second test on Wednesday came back as positive.

The two Vietnamese are both male, aged 32 and 29. They are now tagged patients 1209 and 1210.

On Tuesday, they flew to Vietnam on Vietjet flight VJ8650 landing in Cam Ranh airport and were also quarantined in Nha Trang. Their tests came as positive the next day.

All three of them are now treated at the Khanh Hoa Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Vietnam now has 1,210 cases of Covid-19. Of them, 35 died and 1,069 have recovered. Three others died after they had been confirmed Covid-19 free, and thus were not counted in either the recoveries or the deaths.

Of the total cases recorded in Vietnam, 691 are locally transmitted and the rest are all imported. For more than two months, the nation has been free of community transmission of the disease.

Around the world, nearly 1.24 million people have died of Covid-19.

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