Two Pakistan returnees are latest Covid-19 patients

By Le Nga   September 18, 2020 | 04:44 am PT
Two Pakistan returnees are latest Covid-19 patients
A medical staff collects samples for Covid-19 testing in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Dac Thanh.
Two returnees from Pakistan are Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patients, taking the number of active cases to 90 Friday evening.

Both men are 36 years old and residents of the country’s southernmost province of Ca Mau.

On September 11, they had made contact with Covid-19 patients in Pakistan. From September 13-15, they flew from Pakistan and transited in Qatar and South Korea before arriving at the Cam Ranh Airport in central Khanh Hoa Province. They were quarantined upon arrival.

Their samples were taken for testing on Wednesday, and the results came back positive on Thursday.

A Covid-19 patient was announced recovered Friday, bringing the tally of recoveries to 941. The nation’s Covid-19 tally stands at 1,068 with 35 deaths.

Vietnam has not recorded any community transmission of the novel coronavirus in 15 days.

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