Two Vietnamese illegal entrants diagnosed with Covid-19

By Le Nga   March 25, 2021 | 04:48 pm PT
Two Vietnamese illegal entrants diagnosed with Covid-19
Vinmec Hai Phong International Hospital in northern Hai Phong City is isolated late March 25, 2021 after a woman visiting the hospital was diagnosed with Covid-19. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Chinh.
Two Vietnamese women returning home illegally through the southern coast were confirmed Covid-19 patients Friday morning.

Both of them, 25, got back to Vietnam from Cambodia on a fishing vessel that arrived in Phu Quoc Island on Monday.

The same day, one of them traveled by boat from the island to the mainland before taking a bus to HCMC, and the other flew to Hanoi via Vietjet flight VJ458 before traveling to the nearby Hai Phong City in a private car.

Under current pandemic prevention measures, anyone entering Vietnam via official border gates would be quarantined.

The one who came to HCMC had a health check at FV Hospital and was confirmed positive with the new coronavirus on Thursday while the other took a test at Vinmec Hai Phong Hospital on Wednesday and was also confirmed positive the next day.

The Health Ministry has listed them as community cases.

Health authorities have issued urgent announcement looking for people having visited places those women have come to as well as passengers on flight VJ458.

The duo ended a streak of 42 clean days for HCMC and 34 clean days for Hai Phong City.

By far, Vietnam has recorded 2,581 Covid-19 cases and 1,603 of them are community transmissions.

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