Vietnam confirms two new imported Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   November 16, 2020 | 04:14 am PT
Vietnam confirms two new imported Covid-19 cases
A medical staff conducts Covid-19 tests on human samples in the central province of Nghe An in April 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Van Hai.
Two Vietnamese citizens returning from Japan and the U.S. have upped the country's Covid-19 active case tally to 121.

"Patient 1282" is a 27-year-old resident of Quang Tri Province. She landed last Saturday at the Van Don Airport in Quang Ninh on Vietnam Airlines flight VN311 from Japan and was quarantined on arrival in the northern province.

She has been moved to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases 2 in Hanoi after test results showed Sunday that she has contracted the novel coronavirus.

"Patient 1283", a 23-year-old male resident of Ho Chi Minh City, landed November 8 at the Da Nang International Airport on Vietnam Airlines flight VN311 after taking All Nippon Airways flight NH5 from the U.S. to Japan.

After the third test of his samples came back positive for the coronavirus on Monday, he is undergoing treatment at the Da Nang Lung Hospital in the eponymous central city.

Vietnam's latest Covid-19 tally of 1,283 includes 1,124 recoveries and 35 deaths. The recoveries tally includes 21 announced Monday by the Health Ministry.

The nation has gone 74 days without any community transmission of the virus. More than 15,000 people are in quarantine nationwide.

Worldwide, over 54 million Covid-19 cases have been recorded thus far, and the death toll has exceeded 1.3 million.

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