Vietnam confirms 54 new Covid-19 cases

By Hoang Nguyen   January 29, 2021 | 05:00 am PT
Vietnam confirms 54 new Covid-19 cases
Two experts from Hanoi's National Institute Of Hygiene And Epidemiology arrives in Hai Duong Province to test workers at a factory for Covid-19, January 28, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/The Quynh.
Vietnam reported 53 new Covid-19 community transmissions, all related to the latest outbreak, and one imported case Friday evening.

One of the new cases is a two-year-old girl in the northern province of Bac Ninh. "Patient 1652," is the daughter of "Patient 1565", whose address is in Hai Duong Province. The mother’s case is related to the Covid-19 hotspot in the province’s Chi Linh Town.

"Patient 1653", a 20-year-old man from Chi Linh Town in Hai Duong Province, is a temporary resident of Hanoi’s Cau Giay District.

The cases of patients 1654-1656, residents of Dong Trieu Town in Quang Ninh Province, are related to the outbreak in Chi Linh Town.

Hai Duong Province, currently the biggest Covid-19 hotspot in the country, recorded 47 transmissions on Friday evening, all related to its Chi Linh Town.

Meanwhile, the southern province of Dong Nai has recorded one imported case. "Patient 1705", a 31-year-old man who lives in District 10, HCMC, landed January 27 at the Tan Son Nhat Airport from Japan. He was quarantined on arrival. Tests showed the next day that he was positive for the novel coronavirus.

Vietnam’s current Covid-19 tally of 1,705 includes 149 community transmissions recorded since Thursday.

Chi Linh Town, with around 220,000 residents, has been placed under a lockdown while other parts of Hai Duong have applied social distancing measures at different levels, depending on the seriousness of the situation.

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