A group of people return home after finishing their quarantine period in HCM City. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ
HÀ NỘI – No new cases of COVID-19 infections were reported on Wednesday evening, leaving the national total at 251.
The National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control made the announcement this evening.
Two new COVID-19 patients were confirmed on Wednesday morning. One of them is a 50-year-old woman who lives in Hạ Lôi Village, Mê Linh Commune, in Hà Nội’s Mê Linh District. She is a neighbour of patient 243, and the two had been in close contact.
The other patient is a 64-year-old Vietnamese man who lives in Bình Nghĩa Commune, Bình Lục District in the northern province of Hà Nam. Since March 20, he was being treated at the Department of Gastroenterology in Hà Nam General Hospital where his son and daughter-in-law, who live in Hà Nội, had been taking care of him.
The man tested positive for COVID-19 on April 7. This source of his infection is under investigation.
There are currently 74,626 people in quarantine. Among these, 509 are being monitored at hospitals, 30,559 are quarantined at centres or other establishments and 43,558 are self-quarantined at home.
Also on Wednesday, four more patients with COVID-19 recovered and were discharged from two treatment facilities in the south, lifting the country’s total number of recoveries to 126.
Two of the discharged patients are South African, while the other two are Vietnamese nationals.
Three were treated at the Cần Giờ COVID-19 Treatment Hospital and one at the Củ Chi field hospital. – VNS