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One more imported Covid-19 case confirmed in Vietnam
  • | | June 06, 2020 10:54 AM
A man who returned from the UK two days ago has just tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, becoming the 329th Covid-19 patient in Vietnam.

The Cu Chi Field Hospital for Covid-19 patients

The National Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced Saturday morning that the new patient was a 22-year-old student who resides in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi.

The man returned from the UK on a repatriation flight that landed at the Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on June 4. He and all other passengers and the Vietnam Airlines flight's crew members received health check-ups and were sent to quarantine upon arrival.

The patient had his samples taken for viral testing the same day and the results were confirmred on June 5. He is now receiving treatment at the Cu Chi Field Hospital for Covid-19 patients in Ho Chi Minh City.

This is the 189th imported case reported in Vietnam so far.

As of June 6 morning, the country has gone the 51th day in a row without SARS-CoV-2 transmissions in the community, the committee said.

On June 5, five more patients were declared fully recovered, raising the total recoveries in the country to 307, or 93.6 percent.

Among the active patients, 10 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, and three others tested negative for the virus at least twice.

At present, 8,143 people who had close contact with patients or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined at hospitals, centralised quarantine areas, or at home.

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