One-year-old boy returning from Russia clear of coronavirus

Update: June, 23/2020 - 20:25


Vietnamese citizens wait to board the repatriation flight back to Việt Nam at Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow, Russia, on May 12. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Hiếu

HÀ NỘI — One more COVID-19 patient recovered on Tuesday as Việt Nam hit 68 days without new community infections.

The latest coronavirus patient to be given the all-clear was a one-year-old Vietnamese boy, identified as Patient No.328, treated at Hospital for Tropical Diseases in the northern province of Hải Dương.

The boy from Thanh Hoá Province tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 late last May.

He was among the 300 Vietnamese citizens on a repatriation flight from Russia that arrived in Vân Đồn international airport in Quảng Ninh Province on May 13. The passengers were immediately brought to a Government-run quarantine facility.

He reportedly contracted the virus due to close contacts with another confirmed case on the flight.

This flight has added 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases to Việt Nam’s tally of 209 imported cases, out of the total of 349.

As of today, Russia is the world's third-biggest coronavirus hotspot, with nearly 600,000 confirmed cases and 8,400 deaths.

Also according to the Tuesday evening report, two patients in treatment have tested negative for the virus once while another three have tested negative twice.

Currently, 7,157 people are in quarantine across Việt Nam, including 124 being closely monitored at hospitals. — VNS

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