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Vietnamese citizens from Italy test negative for SARS-CoV-2 again

Update: April, 24/2020 - 17:27


A hospital in Đà Nẵng. All 55 Vietnamese citizens and three Italians returning from Italy tested negative fro SARS-CoV-2 for the second time in a row. VNS Photo Công Thành

ĐÀ NẴNG — The second test samples of 55 Vietnamese citizens and three Italians returning from Italy to the central city were negative for SARS-CoV-2 on Wednesday (April 22).

Director of the city’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Dr Tôn Thất Thạnh, said it’s the second time in a row that test results were negative after the first test released on Sunday (April 19).

Thạnh said these people will be kept at isolation for 14 days till May 5, and more tests will be given before releasing them back home.

He said the Vietnamese citizens, who have been isolated at the city’s Military Training School in suburban Hoà Vang District, are in a stable condition without fever or cough. They receive health checks every day.

Meanwhile, the three Italians, who are quarantined at a hotel in the city’s downtown area, are in good health.

These Vietnamese citizens and Italians were taken to Đà Nẵng on a specially arranged flight of Vietnam Airlines (VNA) in co-ordination between the Vietnamese government and the Italian Embassy in Việt Nam and the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy last Saturday (April 18).

The city is still isolating 183 people at quarantine sites and in the community. A total 4,536 people have returned home after two-week quarantine in the city. — VNS


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