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Three more in HCM City test positive for COVID-19, total hits 121

Update: March, 23/2020 - 15:54

 

Medical staff instruct foreign passengers to fill in health declaration forms at Tân Sơn Nhất Airport, HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The number of COVID-19 infection cases in Việt Nam hit 121 on Monday afternoon after three more people in HCM City were confirmed.

The 119th patient is a 29-year-old American man residing in Bình Thạnh District.

He works for the BCG Financial Consultant Company on the 13th floor of Mplaza Saigon on Lê Duẩn Street, District 1.

The man travelled from Việt Nam to Indonesia and Thailand and back many times between March 1 and 5. He was unable to provide flight numbers.

After that he went to work, as well as visiting places to eat, do exercise and for entertainment.

He started to have a fever, cough and develop a sore throat on March 19. One day later, he was hospitalised at FV Hospital and had his blood sample tested.

The 120th patient is a 27-year-old Canadian teacher, residing in HCM City’s District 2.

He landed in Việt Nam from Canada on February 11.

While in Việt Nam, he had close contact with the 91st patient (British national, Vietnam Airlines’ pilot) from March 14 at some places including Buddha Bar.

He was put in quarantine at a concentrated quarantine area in District 2 on March 19 and moved to Củ Chi Makeshift Hospital for treatment on March 21.

The 121st patient is a 58-year-old man in HCM City’s Tân Bình District.

On March 18, he and his wife travelled from New York to Narita Airport, Japan for transit on a flight of ANA Airlines coded NH831. From there he travelled to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and landed on March 19.

The couple has been in quarantine since they touched down.

The man now has a fever without coughing and breathing difficulty and is being supervised at Cần Giờ District’s health centre. — VNS

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