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Vietnamese person on flight with COVID-19 passenger put into quarantine

Update: March, 05/2020 - 13:44

Tourists receive sterilising solution and leaflets on COVID-19 prevention and control before visiting the Đá Đĩa Reef in the central province of Phú Yên. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Triệu

HÀ NỘI — A Vietnamese citizen, who was on the same flight as a Japanese passenger who tested positive for COVID-19, had been found and quarantined on Thursday morning, according to the HCM City Disease Control Centre.

The centre said that after receiving information about flight VN814 with a Japanese passenger suffering from COVID-19, the city immediately identified five passengers entering Việt Nam.

They included one Vietnamese, three French people and one Australian.

The Vietnamese person was then taken to a collective quarantine centre, while their family was quarantined at home.

Three French people went to Bangkok in Thailand, whereas the Australian citizen returned to their country.

On Tuesday, the Japanese passenger boarded Vietnam Airlines flight VN814 with 72 others from Cambodia’s Siem Reap to HCM City, then took transit flight VN340 to Japan’s Nagoya City.

After landing in Japan, the passenger showed symptoms of fever and tested positive for COVID-19.

Flight VN814 carried 67 passengers and six cabin crew. A total of 61 passengers had connecting flights on Tuesday night to London, Japan, Busan and Manila. Six passengers checked in at HCM City including one Vietnamese, three French, one Australian and one Filipino. The Filipino passenger flew home on Wednesday. — VNS



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