Vietnam confirms seven new imported Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   December 2, 2020 | 04:59 am PT
Vietnam confirms seven new imported Covid-19 cases
A medical staff conducts novel coronavirus tests on human samples in the central province of Nghe An. Photo by VnExpress/Van Hai.
Vietnam confirmed seven new imported Covid-19 cases Wednesday, taking the national tally to 1,358.

"Patient 1352" is a 10-month old girl who landed November 11 at the Cam Ranh International Airport in Khanh Hoa Province from Russia on Vietnam Airlines flight VN5062.

"Patient 1353," a 64-year old woman, "patient 1354", a 54-year old man, and "patient 1355", a 65-year-old man, landed November 30 at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City from France on Vietnam Airlines flight VN10.

"Patient 1356" is a 17-year old girl who arrived November 23 at the Da Nang International Airport from the U.S., transiting in South Korea.

The U.S. flight was KE094 of Korean Air and the South Korea flight was VN431 of Vietnam Airlines, with three Covid-19 cases having been confirmed on the latter.

"Patient 1357" is a 23-year old woman who landed November 30 at the Can Tho International Airport from the Philippines on Vietjet flight VJ2527.

"Patient 1358" is a 25-year old Indian man who landed November 28 at the Noi Bai International Airport in the capital city from the United Arab Emirates on Emirates flight EK394.

The new cases take the national Covid-19 tally to 1,358, with 1,201 recoveries, six of whom were discharged Wednesday. The death toll stays at 35.

Vietnam this week has recorded several community transmissions after going 89 days without one. A resident of HCMC was confirmed infected Monday after contracting it from a flight attendant. The man then spread the virus to a nephew and one of his English students.

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