A British man (patient No 33) is released from Huế Central Hospital No 2 in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Mai Trang
HÀ NỘI — Fifty-one COVID-19 patients being treated in Việt Nam have tested negative for the virus between one and four times, the Ministry of Health has announced.
According to the ministry, as of 7pm on Friday, among 51 patients, 21 have tested negative twice.
Seven being treated at Củ Chi acute respiratory disease hospital (patients No 45, 53, 64, 65, 66, 79 and 90) have tested negative more than three times and recovered. Those patients will be released from hospital on Sunday and Monday and have follow-up health checks at other facilities.
Three patients in critical condition are being treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases No 2 in Đông Anh District, Hà Nội.
Vũ Đình Phú, head of the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit told Vietnam Television that after ten days of treatment, these patients have shown signs of improvement.
As of Saturday morning, Việt Nam has recorded 169 COVID-19 infection cases. Twenty-one have recovered.
The latest patient released from hospital on Saturday morning was a British man (patient No 33) treated at Huế Central Hospital No 2 in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế.
He was on flight VN054 from London to Hà Nội on March 2.
After six people at Bạch Mai Hospital in Hà Nội – including two nurses, two patients, two patients’ relatives and two water delivery workers – tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the hospital has been locked down.
The Ministry of Health on Saturday ordered the hospital’s patients, their relatives and those who visited the hospital from March 12 to follow the ministry’s recommendations.
All of them must contact nearby healthcare facilities for further assistance, fill in health declaration forms or update their health status online at tokhaiyte.vn or on smartphone app NCOVI.
They have also been advised to self quarantine at home.
The Ministry of Health asked healthcare facilities nationwide to strictly follow COVID-19 infection prevention and control instructions and pay attention to the health of medical workers who have direct contact with patients, especially those working at tropical disease treatment units.
The ministry also called on local authorities and people to follow Prime Minister’s order which is to stay indoors except for essential trips, wear face masks when going out and keep a distance of 2m from each other. — VNS