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Medical worker of Vietnamese descent in Canada succumbs to COVID-19

Update: June, 15/2020 - 15:04


People wear face masks at a market in Canada on June 13. — XINHUA/VNA Photo

QUEBEC — A 48-year-old medical worker of Vietnamese descent in Montreal, Canada has died after contracting COVID-19, reported on Monday.

Thông Nguyễn, who worked at Jean-Talon Hospital for 17 years, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on May 1 and self quarantined at home.

Due to serious effects caused by the virus, he was moved to the intensive care unit of CHUM, one of two key health care networks in Montreal, and passed away there.

In the middle of April, Vietnamese-Canadian Đào Huy Hào, a professor at University of Sherbrooke's community health department, reportedly died of COVID-19, becoming the first doctor in Quebec to die in the pandemic.

He worked for the National Institute of Public Health in Quebec in 2016 and 2017. The institute is the leading unit in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 in Quebec.

As of June 14 (local time), Canada recorded more than 98,700 COVID-19 cases with more than 8,100 deaths. — VNS

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