|Samples are taken for COVID-19 testing at a quarantine facility of Military Division No 1 in Bỉm Sơn Town, central Thanh Hóa Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoa Mai|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam recorded fourteen new COVID-19 patients who are Vietnamese citizens returning from overseas and were quarantined upon arrival.
The total national COVID-19 count increased to 369 on Monday evening.
The patients took a specially-arranged flight from Bangladesh and arrived at Vân Đồn International Airport in northern Quảng Ninh Province on July 3.
They were quarantined at a facility of Military Division No 1 in Bỉm Sơn Town, central Thanh Hóa Province.
On July 4, they had samples taken for COVID-19 testing by the Disease Control Centre of Thanh Hóa Province. The samples were sent to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology for confirmation.
They have been moved to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No 2 in Hà Nội for further treatment.
Fifty people who had close contact with the patients are being quarantined at a concentrated zone at the military division in Thanh Hóa.
Also on Monday, the 42-year-old Scottish pilot, known as Việt Nam’s 91st and most critically-ill patient, has recovered, doctors at Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City announced.
He will continue to stay at the hospital for physical therapy until July 12 when he will board a commercial repatriation flight to the UK.
Another patient who recovered on Monday is a 22 year-old Vietnamese man (Patient No 329) treated at HCM City’s Củ Chi Hospital.
As of 6pm on Monday, Việt Nam recorded 229 imported COVID-19 cases who were quarantined upon arrival and 81 days without community infection.
Among 27 active cases, three tested negative at least twice. Three people tested negative once. — VNS