Vietnamese citizens returning from overseas do health declarations at a centralised quarantine camp. — VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY — Việt Nam reported one new imported COVID-19 case on Friday afternoon, raising the tally of infections to 313.
The 313rd patient is a 28-year-old Vietnamese man residing in Yên Thành District, Nghệ An Province who returned to Việt Nam from UAE on May 3 on the flight numbered VN0088, seat 51K.
He was quarantined upon arrival at Bạc Liêu Province Student Dormitory and transferred to the provincial general hospital for treatment after testing positive for the virus.
Earlier, on May 7, 17 other passengers of the flight were confirmed infected with COVID-19. Ministry of Health sent a task force to Bạc Liêu Province to help local doctors take care of the patients.
As of Friday, Việt Nam reported 173 imported cases which were isolated upon arrival. Of 24 infections reported on Friday morning, 23 are currently in stable condition and one has started developing pneumonia.
More than 12,000 people are in isolation at centralised quarantine camps, medical facilities or at home.
Việt Nam has gone 29 days without community transmission. PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Friday urged the Government, ministries and State agencies to come up with a new, long-term strategy which is both effective in terms of public health and sustainable for the economy. — VNS