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Teenager recovers from COVID-19, but another patient relapses

Update: April, 30/2020 - 18:23
Medical workers and patients obey preventive measures at the Phúc Yên General Hospital in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng

HÀ NỘI — A teenager from a remote ethnic minority community who contracted COVID-19 has made a full recovery, it was announced on Thursday.

The 16-year-old Mông girl from a village in the northern mountainous province of Hà Giang first tested positive on April 7.

After treatment at the Đồng Văn District General Hospital, she has now been given the all-clear and has been moved into quarantine.

But details released on Saturday have revealed another person who had previously recovered has now relapsed.

The 21-year-old man had been studying in France and tested positive on his return to Việt Nam. After recovering, he was released from the Củ Chi Hospital in HCM City on April 14 and told to quarantine at home.

But after feeling unwell, he was tested again and on April 29 results showed he was once again positive for COVID-19.

No new cases have been recorded on Thursday with the total number of people to contract the virus nationwide remaining at 270. Of those, 219 have recovered.

Also on Thursday, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc announced a plan to prepare medicine for up to 10,000 people in case the disease spread has been temporarily put on hold. — VNS

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