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Việt Nam goes 73rd day without community infection

Update: June, 28/2020 - 18:27



HÀ NỘI — No new coronavirus cases were reported on Sunday, meaning Việt Nam's total stays at 355.

Two Vietnamese women repatriated from Kuwait were the latest people to test positive for COVID-19, reported on Saturday.

They are a 48-year-old woman from HCM City and a 43-year-old woman from the central province of Thanh Hóa.

The pair both arrived in Việt Nam on June 18 on a repatriation flight from Kuwait and, along with all passengers on board, were immediately quarantined.

They are being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Disease in Hà Nội.

Việt Nam has now gone 73 days without any community infections.

To date, 330 patients have recovered, accounting 93 per cent of the total reported cases.

There are currently 7,846 people in quarantine at home and health facilities nationwide.

Vietnamese home from Singapore

Also on Saturday, more than 300 Vietnamese citizens arrived home after being repatriated from Singapore.

Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore and national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines co-ordinated with Singapore agencies to arrange their travel.

The passengers included children under 18, the elderly, the ill, workers with expired labour contracts and students without accommodation due to school closures along with people in difficult circumstances.

The British Embassy in Việt Nam has asked Vietnamese authorities to repatriate the British pilot, Patient 91, scheduled for July 12. The patient will be brought home on a Vietnam Airlines flight from Hà Nội, which will also repatriate Vietnamese citizens from the UK.— VNS

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