Vietnam records five new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   March 26, 2021 | 09:29 pm GMT+7
Vietnam records five new Covid-19 cases
A medical worker takes Covid-19 test samples from a man in Quang Nam Province, August 11, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Dac Thanh.
The Health Ministry confirmed five new Covid-19 patients Friday evening – two illegal entrants and three imported cases.

"Patient 2585" is a 44-year-old Chinese who had entered Vietnam illegally through the Moc Bai Border Gate in the southern province of Tay Ninh on March 23 and went to southern Binh Duong Province, where he tested positive for the novel coronavirus two days later. He is being treated at the provincial General Hospital.

"Patient 2586" is a 26-year-old woman in Kien Thuy District, Hai Phong City. She entered Vietnam illegally at Phu Quoc Island on March 22, flew to the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and proceeded to Hai Phong. She tested positive a day later and is being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in the capital city.

Patients 2851, 2853 and 2854 were quarantined upon entry at three different ports.

"Patient 2851," a 30-year-old man, landed March 24 at Da Nang International Airport from Japan. "Patient 2853," an 28-year-old woman, who entered Vietnam at the Moc Bai Border Gate on March 26.

"Patient 2854," a 33-year-old man landed March 10 at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC from the UAE.

On Friday morning, two Vietnamese women who returned home illegally via the southern coast were confirmed positive for the novel coronavirus. The health ministry has listed them as community transmissions.

The new community cases via illegal entrants have raised the risk of a fourth Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

Vietnam has recorded 2,586 Covid-19 cases with 2,265 recoveries and 35 deaths.

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