An officer of Hoa Binh province's Military Command greets people at a local quarantine facility. VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI – HCM City’s Củ Chi Field Hospital on Monday announced that a Vietnamese student returning from the UK has recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in Việt Nam to 328 out of 349 confirmed cases.
According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the 22-year old male patient was taken to hospital on June 5, one day after his arrival from the UK.
He tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 three times on June 17, June 19 and June 21. Over the next 14 days, he will be quarantined for follow-up health monitoring.
With the recovery the patient and no new cases was reported on Monday, Việt Nam has gone 67 days without any community infections.
Among the 349 confirmed cases so far, 209 were imported and quarantined upon arrival.
No fatalities have been recorded so far.
A total of 6,519 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients and came from pandemic-hit areas are under medical monitoring or quarantine at hospitals, medical stations and at home.
Among 21 active patients, three have tested negative for coronavirus once while three negative at least twice.
According to the steering committee, Việt Nam has controlled the disease, but there remains a high risk of the virus breaking out again, in view of the complicated pandemic situation in other countries.
The committee requires disease prevention and control forces to stay vigilant to deal with possible new situations.
People are advised to continue following prevention measures. VNS