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Five patients recover from COVID-19, total at 298

Update: June, 02/2020 - 16:59


People around Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hà Nội. Nearly 91 per cent of COVID-19 patients in Việt Nam have been given the all-clear. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Đạt 

HÀ NỘI — Five COVID-19 patients, including one treated at HCM City’s Hospital of Tropical Diseases, and four others treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases have recovered on Tuesday morning, bringing Việt Nam’s total cases being given the all-clear to 298.

Patient 278, a 50-year-old Vietnamese woman returning from Dubai on May 3, was taken to HCM City Hospital of Tropical Diseases on May 5 with heavy lung damage.

She tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 on May 23, May 26 and May 29. Now, her health condition was stable, she has no fever, cough or breathing difficulty.

The other four cases are all passengers on flight VN0062 from Moscow to Vân Đồn International Airport in the province of Quảng Ninh on May 13.

They are Patient 294 – a 29-year-old Vietnamese man; Patient 299 – a 35 year-old Vietnamese man; Patient 307 – a 30-year-old Vietnamese man and Patient 311 – a Vietnamese 26-year-old man.

They are now in stable health condition and would spend the next 14 days for following-up health monitoring at quarantine areas.

In another development, a total of 344 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Australia and New Zealand on Monday and Tuesday thanks to concerted efforts by Vietnamese authorities and representative agencies in the two countries, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and relevant Australian and New Zealand agencies. 

Children under the age of 18, the elderly, persons with illnesses, pregnant women, labourers with expired contracts, and others with expired visas or stranded due to the COVID-19 pandemic are among returnees.  

After arriving at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, all the passengers and crew members on board received heath examination and were put in quarantine. 

According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, 580 Vietnamese citizens returning from overseas and isolated in Quảng Nam Province, including 239 pregnant women, tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 on Tuesday morning. 

Việt Nam on Tuesday morning reported no new cases of COVID-19, the tally of infections stands at 328, of which 298 patients have been given the all-clear, accounting for 90.85 per cent.  — VNS

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