Vietnam confirms four new Covid-19 cases

By Phan Anh   April 9, 2020 | 03:13 am PT
Vietnam confirms four new Covid-19 cases
A passenger (R) has her body temperature checked at a railway station in Hanoi, April 6, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.
Four new Covid-19 cases, three of them having contact with other patients, have taken Vietnam’s tally to 255 as of Thursday evening.

"Patient 252" is a six-year-old boy in HCMC's District 5. He lives in Cambodia in a family of five, two of whom have been infected with the virus and are undergoing treatment in Cambodia. The boy returned to Vietnam with two other family members through the Moc Bai border gate in the southern province of Tay Ninh, which borders HCMC, on April 8. He is being treated at Tay Ninh General Hospital.

"Patient 253" is a 41-year-old woman in Hanoi's Me Linh District. She is the sister-in-law and neighbor of "Patient 243," a man confirmed infected after visiting the Bach Mai Hospital, now the nation's largest Covid-19 hotspot. She is being treated at Hanoi's National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.

"Patient 254" is a 51-year-old man, also a resident of Hanoi's Me Linh District and a neighbor of "Patient 243" and another infected woman, and had close contact with both of them. He is undergoing hemodialysis at the Hanoi Kidney Hospital and has been quarantined there for Covid-19 treatment.

"Patient 255" is a 29-year-old man from Ha Giang Province's Bac Quang District who landed in Hanoi March 27 on Aeroloft flight SU290 from Russia. He is also undergoing treatment at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.

Vietnam has entered the third stage of the epidemic with several community transmission cases and some sources of transmission yet to be detected, Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son said Tuesday.

Of the active cases, Vietnam has discharged 128 patients after recovery. Most of the active cases are those coming back from Europe and the U.S. and people who’d come in close contact with them.

The Covid-19 pandemic has spread to 209 countries and territories, claiming over 89,400 lives.

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