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Việt Nam confirms 92nd COVID-19 case

Update: March, 21/2020 - 17:03
A view of a field hospital in HCM City. The Ministry of Health has confirmed a male patient, living in Ward 9 in Đà Lạt City, Lâm Đồng Province as the 92nd case of COVID-19 in Việt Nam on Saturday. — Photo dantri.com.vn
 

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health has confirmed a male patient, living in Ward 9 in Đà Lạt City, Lâm Đồng Province, as the 92nd case of COVID-19 in Việt Nam on Saturday.

The 21-year-old patient is an international student in France. On March 16, he travelled from Paris, France to Doha, Qatar on Qatar Airways flight QR40, row 29, and then on Qatar Airways flight QR970, seat 18D, to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City on March 17. Upon entry, the patient did not display any symptoms of COVID-19 and was sent to the isolation area in District 12, HCM City.

On March 17, the patient suffered a fever, sore throat and dry cough and was transferred to Củ Chi field hospital on March 18 for treatment.

The Tropical Diseases Hospital in HCM City confirmed his sample as positive late at night on March 19, 2020. The Pasteur Institute of HCM City today also confirmed his test was positive for SARS-CoV-2. — VNS

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