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British COVID-19 patient in Thừa Thiên-Huế fully recovers

Update: March, 31/2020 - 15:43

 

The 49th COVID-19 patient in Việt Nam – a 71-year-old British man (right) – recovered successfully and left hospital on Tuesday morning. — VNA/VNS Photo Mai Trang

THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — The 49th COVID-19 patient in Việt Nam – a 71-year-old British man – recovered successfully and left the Huế Central Hospital in Phong Điền District, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province on Tuesday morning.

Director of the hospital Phạm Như Hiệp said that the patient tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 twice and his health was now stable.

“During treatment, the man did not have a fever nor cough or breathing difficulty,” Hiệp said, adding that the patient would still need to stay at the quarantine area in the Sun and Sea Resort for further follow-up health checks.

The 49th patient was the husband of the 30th patient who is still receiving treatment at the Huế Central Hospital, Hiệp said.

At present, the hospital was taking care of two foreign COVID-19 patients – the 30th and the 31st – and their health was improving, Hiệp said, adding that they could leave the hospital soon.

The 30th patient was on flight VN54 from London to Việt Nam, arriving at Nội Bài International Airport early on March 2. The patient was quarantined on March 7 after being identified as taking the same flight as the first confirmed COVID-19 patient in Hà Nội and the 17th in Việt Nam. The 17th case was announced a day earlier.

The 49th patient was quarantined on March 8 and confirmed as having COVID-19 on March 14.

Three days ago, the Huế Central Hospital also certified another COVID-19 patient had fully recovered. He is the 33rd patient – a 58-year-old British man on the same flight, VN54 from London to Việt Nam, as the above patients.

By Tuesday afternoon, Việt Nam confirmed 204 COVID-19 cases, of which 56 have recovered. — VNS

 

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