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Việt Nam reports two new imported COVID-19 cases, quarantine escapees sought

Update: July, 12/2020 - 18:55


Quarantine zone in Bạc Liêu Province. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Sunday evening raising the country’s total to 372, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health.

The 371st patient is a 36-year-old Vietnamese woman living in Nam Sách District, Hải Dương Province, while a 31-year-old Vietnamese woman was confirmed as the 372nd patient. She lives in Hà Nội’s Mê Linh District.

The two women returned from Russia to Việt Nam on July 9 on Vietnam Airlines flight VN5062 and entered the country via Cần Thơ International Airport in Cần Thơ Province.

They were immediately quarantined in Bạc Liêu Province.

Their samples were taken on July 10 and the results were positive for coronavirus.

They are being treated at Bạc Liêu Province’s General Hospital.

Among the confirmed cases, 232 were imported and quarantined immediately after arrival.

A total 350 patients have recovered from the disease, and there have been no deaths.

At present, 11,009 people that had close contact with confirmed cases or those coming from pandemic-hit areas are in quarantine, including 62 in hospitals, 10,541 in other quarantine sites, and 406 at home or accommodation facilities.

As of 6pm Sunday, Việt Nam has gone 87 days without any community spread of the virus.

Hunting escapees

Tây Ninh Province's health department is searching for four foreigners who fled a quarantine centre on Saturday.

The four were identified as Ying ya Qiang, 23; Qian Ski Cai, 25; Dai Shu Qian, 33, and Wang Yu Xiuan, 26.

Surveillance footage released on Saturday shows the four managed to climb over the wall of quarantine camp set up at Tây Ninh Economics and Technical Engineering School at 1am on Saturday.

A Vietnamese woman, the girlfriend of one of the men, rented a vehicle to help them escape, police said.

They were reported to authorities in Tây Ninh Province by local people after travelling to the southern province on a coach.

They entered Việt Nam on July 5 through Móng Cái International Border Gate. — VNS


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