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Việt Nam confirms 33rd case of COVID-19

Update: March, 10/2020 - 16:13


The Ngọc Sơn Temple in Hà Nôi is sterilised after Hà Nội reported new cases of COVID-19. — Photo vietnamplus

HÀ NỘI — Another passenger on the flight from London to Việt Nam that carried the country’s 17th COVID-19 patient has tested positive for the disease, making him the 33rd patient in Việt Nam, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The patient was a 58-year-old British male and is residing in Hội An in central Quảng Nam Province.

His sample was sent to the Nha Trang Pasteur Institute for testing.  

Việt Nam's 17th patient tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 last Friday after returning from Europe.

The Hanoian was reported to have travelled to London (the UK), Milan (Italy) and Paris (France) from February 26 to March 1 before she landed in Hà Nội early on March 2. During her stay in Europe, she had contact with many people who showed symptoms of coughing and sneezing.

Vietnam Airlines has announced that the crew members of flight VN0054, on which the 17th COVID-19 patient and several confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

Vietnam Airlines announced that aside from the four pilots and 12 attendants on this flight, the 23 technicians who got on the plane to examine it also haven’t shown any symptoms of the disease.

All the staff have been sent to a concentrated quarantine centre, according to the national flag carrier. — VNS



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