HÀ NỘI — Two more people connected to patient 17, a 27-year-old woman in Hà Nội who returned from a trip in Europe, had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, according to Government sources. This brings the total of cases to 20 in Việt Nam.
As more are being tested or being put under quarantine, the figure will likely go up in the next few days.
Earlier, a man returning from the Republic of Korea (RoK) was confirmed to be the eighteenth person in Việt Nam infected with SARS-CoV-2, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
The new patient, a 27-year-old from the northern province of Thái Bình, travelled to Daegu on February 17 and returned to Việt Nam on a Vietjet flight from Busan to Vân Đồn Airport, Quảng Ninh, on March 4.
He has been quarantined since he landed in Việt Nam.
Since the virus broke out in Daegu City and Gyeongsang Province, Việt Nam has quarantined passengers coming back from these areas.
Disinfectants are sprayed on Trúc Bạch Street, Hà Nội on Saturday morning. —VNA/VNS Photo
From 9pm of February 26, all Vietnamese passengers entering Việt Nam from the RoK have to be quarantined for 14 days.
After 22 days without an infection, in less than 24 hours, Việt Nam has confirmed two new cases of the virus.
On Friday night, a 27-year-old woman in Hà Nội was confirmed to have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 after returning from Europe.
High, secondary, primary schools and kindergartens in the capital city will remain closed next week, according to a new decision by local authorities. — VNS