Vietnam confirms five new imported Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   November 23, 2020 | 07:41 pm GMT+7
Vietnam confirms five new imported Covid-19 cases
A medical staff takes samples of a person to test for the novel coronavirus in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh.
Three Vietnamese citizens returning from Romania and Japan and two foreign experts from India and the Philippines are Vietnam's latest Covid-19 patients.

"Patient 1308" is a 51-year-old Indian expert who arrived last Friday at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport on IndiGo Airlines flight 6E98679 from India.

He is being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases 2 in Hanoi after test results confirmed Saturday that he was positive for the novel coronavirus.

"Patient 1309" is a 50-year-old man from Ha Tinh Province and "Patient 1310" is a 24-year-old man from Ho Chi Minh City. They landed November 8 at HCMC's Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Romania on Vietnam Airlines flight VN82.

They are being treated at HCMC's Cu Chi field hospital after testing positive for the virus on Sunday.

"Patient 1311" is a 29-year-old flight attendant residing in HCMC who landed November 8 at the Tan Son Nhat Airport on Vietnam Airlines flight VN311 from Japan, transiting at the Da Nang International Airport. He is undergoing treatment at the Cu Chi field hospital after testing positive Sunday.

"Patient 1312" is a 29-year-old Philippines woman who landed last Wednesday at the Noi Boi Airport on Asiana Airlines flight OZ733 from South Korea.

She is being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases 2 in Hanoi after testing positive for the virus Saturday.

Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally now reads 1,312 with 1,151 recoveries and 35 deaths. Nine recoveries were announced Monday. Many of the fatalities were elderly patients with underlying conditions like diabetes and kidney failure.

Of the 123 active cases, 28 have tested negative at least once.

No community transmission has been recorded in the country for almost three months.

The Covid-19 pandemic has infected 59 million people and claimed over 1.39 million lives.

 
 
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