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VN confirms two new imported COVID-19 cases on Monday, total hits 331

Update: June, 08/2020 - 06:50


Medical workers spray disinfection on a bus transporting Vietnamese nationals returning from the Republic of Korea. VNA/VNS Photo Văn Dũng

QUẢNG NAM — Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Việt Nam on Monday morning, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 331, said the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Both are imported cases.

The 330th patient is a 28-year-old Vietnamese woman, hailing from Hà Tĩnh Province’s Cẩm Xuyên District, who is working for a company in HCM City.

The 331st patient is a 47-year-old Vietnamese woman who lives in HCM City’s District 5. She works in the same company with the 330th patient.

On March 13, the two persons left for Mexico from HCM City. Due to the border closure and flight ban, they stayed in Mexico until June 4 and then took a flight to Japan the following day. They returned to Việt Nam on June 5 on the flight number VN319. After arriving at Đà Nẵng Airport, they were sent to a quarantine camp in Quảng Nam Province. They tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Sunday.

They were being treated at Quảng Nam General Hospital.

Việt Nam has not reported any new infections among the community for 53 days.

Of the 24 patients being treated at health facilities nationwide, six have tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 once and nine have tested negative twice.

As many as 9,088 people are under quarantine or health monitoring, including 72 at hospitals, 7,150 at other facilities and 1,866 at home or their accommodations. — VNS

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