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One more foreigner contracts COVID-19, total rises to 153
  • | VGP | March 26, 2020 08:05 PM
The Ministry of Health has confirmed five more COVID-19 infection cases, raising the patient tally to 153.



A doctor takes care of a Covid-19 patient in Hanoi


Patient 149 is a 40-year old man residing in Long Bien District, Ha Noi.


On March 23, he landed in Van Don airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Viet Nam Airlines flight VN36 from Germany.

He showed no signs of disease symptoms upon his arrival and was taken to a quarantine facility in the province.

Patient 150 is a 55-year old man residing in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

On March 13, he and his wife returned to Ho Chi Minh City from the US after transiting in Taiwan.

He traveled to several places and met with many people between March 14-18 before going to Family Medical facility at No. 34 Le Duan Street for medical checks.

He got fever, cough and sore throat and has been treated at a clinic in Can Gio District since March 23.

Patient 151 is a Brazilian woman, aged 45, living in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.

She works for Gia Dinh Shoes Company which has two branches in Dong Nai Province and District 12, Ho Chi Minh City.

She is workmate and was in close contact with a previously announced patient (No. 124).

Patient 152
is a 27-year old woman living in Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City.

She is the elder sister of the patient No. 127 who works for Buddha Bar.

Patient 153 is a 60-year old woman residing in Hai Chau District of the northern city of Hai Phong.

She flew to Australia to visit her relatives and returned Ho Chi Minh City on March 21 on Viet Nam Airlines flight VN772.

Upon her arrival, she was taken to a centralized quarantine facility in Ho Chi Minh City.

Of the infection cases confirmed in Viet Nam so far, 137 have been reported since March 6.

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