Tuesday, March 31 2020


More passengers on flight with 17th COVID-19 patient test negative

Update: March, 09/2020 - 17:16


International arrivals to Việt Nam make medical declarations at Nội Bài International Airport. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang

HCM CITY — Twenty people on the same flight from London to Hà Nội (VN0054) with Việt Nam’s 17th COVID-19 patient who then travelled to HCM City have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, according to the HCM City Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

They include four Vietnamese residing in HCM City, an Australian of Vietnamese origin, and 15 foreign tourists.

Among them, five foreigners took flight VN223 from Hà Nội to HCM City, then boarded the Viking Cruise ship to travel to Cambodia on March 4.

One of these five passengers shared the same business class cabin as the 17th COVID-19 patient, and is being quarantined on the ship.

The centre has asked passengers who sat in the same cabin as the quarantined person on flight VN223 to immediately contact local medical stations and fill in health declarations. Other passengers on the flight should monitor their health at home as guided by the Health Ministry.

The Department of Health of the northern province of Hải Dương said two passengers on flight VN0054 who returned to the province have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

In the northern province of Quảng Ninh, nine foreigners who arrived in Việt Nam on flight VN0054, including four testing positive to the virus, have been sent to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases for treatment and quarantine.

All areas at high risk of infection in Hạ Long city have been zoned for quarantine. — VNS


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