Expert brought to Việt Nam tests positive for COVID-19

Update: July, 11/2020 - 06:59


Foreign experts from Thailand arrive at Đà Nẵng International Airport on July 4. —Photo

 HÀ NỘI — A Serbian man who came to Việt Nam as an expert to work in steel manufacturing has tested positive for COVID-19.

He arrived in the country on July 9 at Đà Nẵng International Airport onboard a flight from Oman and was immediately quarantined on arrival.

He tested positive for coronavirus on July 10 and is being treated at a quarantine centre at Dung Quất Industrial Zone in Quảng Ngãi Province.

The 29-year-old was coming to Việt Nam to work at industrial steel manufacturing company, the Hòa Phát Corporation.

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He is the 370th person to contract the virus since the first case was reported back in January. According to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, 270 of those cases were imported.

As of Saturday morning, Việt Nam has had no new community transmitted cases for 87 days. — VNS