Vietnam records five more imported Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   September 8, 2020 | 04:02 am PT
Vietnam records five more imported Covid-19 cases
A custom officer guides a woman to complete health procedures before entering Vietnam at Moc Bai International Border Gate in Tay Ninh Province, southern Vietnam, March 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Five Vietnamese citizens returning from abroad, including a two-year-old boy, have raised Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally to 1,054.

Patients 1050 and 1051 are women aged 51 and 28. They returned from the Philippines on September 6 and were quarantined in the southern city of Can Tho on arrival. Both tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday.

"Patient 1052" is a 35-year-old man who traveled with his two-year-old son, "Patient 1053," back from Cambodia via the Moc Bai border gate in Tay Ninh Province on August 26. Their first tests were negative but the second returned positive, also on Monday.

"Patient 1054," 26, is also a Cambodia returnee entering Vietnam on August 25. She first tested negative before Monday's positive result came in.

With the five new cases, Vietnam's Covid-19 tally has gone up to 1,054 with 868 recoveries and 35 deaths. Fourteen people were confirmed Covid-19 free on Tuesday.

Of the total number of cases, 691 were locally transmistted, including 551 since July 25 when community transmissions resurfaced in Vietnam after more than three months.

Vietnam has gone five days without a domestic infection. Ho Chi Minh City has stayed clean for 36 days and Hanoi 22 days.

Worldwide, 897,530 people have died of Covid-19.

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