Vietnamese citizens prepare to board the flight back to Việt Nam at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — One more COVID-19 patient has been cleared of the virus, raising the total recovered patients to 342, the Central Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has announced.
The latest recovered case is a 38-year-old male patient, who was treated at Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu General Hospital in the south-central province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu.
As of 6pm Tuesday, the patient tally remained unchanged at 369. Việt Nam has now gone 82 days without any community infections.
Among the remaining patients under treatment, three have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once and three others negative at least twice.
Currently, 13,047 people are currently in quarantine and have their health status monitored across the country.
Over 240 Vietnamese citizens in Taiwan repatriated
Việt Nam has brought back more than 240 Vietnamese citizens from Taiwan on a special Vietjet flight on Monday.
All the citizens have had their temperatures taken and placed under quarantine on arrival.
The Việt Nam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei and relevant Taiwanese agencies worked together to arrange a Vietjet flight which brought them to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport on Monday afternoon.
The passengers included children under 18, pregnant women, seniors, workers, sick people, labourers whose contracts were expired, and students who had all been stranded there due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Vietnamese agencies abroad will continue to work with national carriers to arrange more flights depending on the pandemic situation and quarantine capacity. — VNS