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Vietnamese returning from Malaysia test negative for SARS-CoV-2

Update: May, 12/2020 - 11:41

 

A hospital in Đà Nẵng. A total of 274 Vietnamese citizens returning from Malaysia have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 according to the city’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC). — VNS Photo Công Thành

ĐÀ NẴNG — A total of 274 Vietnamese citizens returning from Malaysia have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 for the first time as test results were released by the city’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday.

Director of the Đà Nẵng CDC Dr Tôn Thất Thạnh said samples of the 274 people were taken one day after they were quarantined at the city’s Military Training School from Sunday (May 10).

They will be receiving daily medical checks and monitoring during the 14-day isolation period before getting health certificates for going home, he said.

A 17-month-old baby, who returned to Việt Nam during treatment for hydrocephalus in Malaysia, has been isolated and is undergoing special treatment at the Obstetrics and Paediatrics hospital.

These Vietnamese citizens were taken on a Vietnam Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Đà Nẵng on Sunday.

Earlier, the city isolated Vietnamese citizens returning from Korea, Italy and the UK.

Only six COVID-19 patients including two from the UK and one American have been treated at the city’s hospitals between March 7 and April 10. All six patients have returned home after successful treatment for COVID-19. — VNS

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