Vietnam confirms five new imported Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   November 25, 2020 | 03:52 am PT
Vietnam confirms five new imported Covid-19 cases
A medical staff holds a pack of tubes containing humans samples to test for the novel coronavirus in the central province of Nghe An. Photo by VnExpress/Van Hai.
Vietnam Wednesday confirmed five new imported cases that took the national Covid-19 tally to 1,321.

"Patient 1,317" is a 33-year-old man from Phu Thien District in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. He landed November 11 at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC on Vietnam Airlines flight VN5010 from France.

Quarantined on arrival in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, he is being treated at the Long Dien District Medical Center in the southern province. Three other passengers on the same flight have already tested positive for the virus.

"Patient 1,318" is a 37-year old Indian male expert who landed November 21 at the Tan Son Nhat Airport on Emirates fight EK392 from India. He is being treated at the Cu Chi Field Hospital in HCMC.

"Patient 1,319," a 23-year old male expert from South Korea, landed November 21 at the HCMC airport on Korean Air flight KE681 from South Korea. He is also being treated at the city’s Cu Chi Field Hospital.

"Patient 1,320," a 57-year old male resident of Vung Tau Town in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, and "Patient 1,321," a 24-year old male resident of Hanoi’s Bac Tu Liem District, landed November 23 at the Da Nang International Airport on Vietnam Airlines flight VN431 from South Korea. They are both being treated at the Da Nang Lung Hospital.

Vietnam has recorded no community transmission of the novel coronavirus for 83 days.

The Health Ministry has recently warned that there is still a risk of contagion in Vietnam as the number of international flights rise. Concerns have also been raised about the risk of fresh outbreaks a result of an increasing number of illegal entrants from neighboring nations.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 1.4 million lives globally.

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