A group of medical staff and nurses at a hospital in Đà Nẵng celebrate after the last COVID-19 patient leaves the hospital. 52 Vietnamese returning from Italy were released from isolation after testing negative for SARS-CoV-2 for the fourth time on Saturday (May 2). — VNS Photo Công Thành
ĐÀ NẴNG — A total of 52 Vietnamese citizens returning from Italy have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 for the fourth time after a 14-day period of isolation in the central city, and they will be leaving for home soon.
Director of the city’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Dr Tôn Thất Thạnh, told Việt Nam News on Saturday that they will be given health check certificates for going home. They had been isolated at the city’s Military Training School since April 18.
“Sample test results were negative for SARS-CoV-2 for the fourth time in a row. They are healthy with daily medical checks and monitoring during the isolation. They are allowed to leave isolation from today (Saturday),” Thạnh said.
According to the latest report from the city’s health department, 16 people have been monitored at the city’s hospitals, while 4,554 people had completed isolation. A total of 4,774 medical samples had tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.
Six COVID-19 patients, who were treated at the city’s hospitals, returned home after testing negative for SARS-CoV-2 during isolation from March 27 to April 10. All six are in good health, vice director of the city’s General hospital, doctor Nguyễn Thành Trung said. — VNS