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Two men previously cleared of COVID-19 test positive again

Update: May, 02/2020 - 07:25

 

The entrance to an apartment building in Nguyễn Đình Chiểu Street in HCM City’s District 1 was cordoned off on April 30. This is where a patient lives and tested positive for COVID-19 again after given the all-clear. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Two people previously given the all-clear from COVID-19 have tested positive again, according to HCM City’s Department of Health

They are a 52-year-old man from Brazil and a 25-year-old man from the UK.

Both tested positive after completing their 14-day quarantine period. They are now being treated at the Củ Chi Field Hospital.

The pair first contracted coronavirus after visiting the Buddha Bar, which became a COVID-19 hotspot in HCM City with 19 people connected to the venue catching the disease.

These latest relapse cases have not yet been included in the official figures released by National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Out of the seven cases currently being treated in HCM City, six of them are people who tested positive again after previously been given the all-clear.

Due to the rise in relapse cases, HCM City’s Department of Health will step up testing of patients once they have recovered. They will now be tested every day for 30 days.

Meanwhile, the condition of British pilot who contracted the virus is said to be improving.

The Department of Health say he has no fever and his blood pressure is good, although he remains on a ventilator.

On Saturday, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced no new cases have been reported.

The total amount of new cases has remained at 270 since April 24 and there has been no new infections among the community since April 16.

Right now, 30,517 people are quarantined nationwide with 244 in hospitals, 5,540 at other medical facilities and the rest at home. — VNS

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