Students in the Mekong Delta's Kiên Giang Province go to school on Thursday. Students at all levels in the province have returned to class after social distancing eased. —VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam recorded no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday morning marking 22 consecutive days without a single community transmission.
The announcement from the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control came the day after 17 passengers returning to Việt Nam on a flight from overseas tested positive for coronavirus.
The total number of people in Việt Nam who have been infected remains at 288 with zero fatalities.
All of the new patients reported on Thursday evening are Vietnamese nationals returning from the UAE on a Vietnam Airlines flight.
They include a new born baby.
All 17 are being treated at the general hospital in Bạc Liêu Province.
There were 297 people onboard the flight which landed in Mekong Delta's Cần Thơ City, on May 3.
All the passengers along with cabin crew were immediately taken in quarantine after landing.
As of Friday morning, 233 out of a total of 288 patients in Việt Nam have recovered. — VNS