People clean their hands before entering a quarantine camp in Hưng Yên Province on Monday. Eight imported cases were reported in Việt Nam on Wednesday evening. — VNA/VNS Photo Đinh Tuấn
HÀ NỘI — Eight male Russian experts entering Việt Nam on July 7 were confirmed as positive to SARS-CoV-2 on Wednesday evening, raising the country’s COVID-19 infections to 381.
These patients and 68 others arrived at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport on a special flight numbered IP4405 then were sent to Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Province for individual quarantine.
At the time of arrival, they all tested negative for the coronavirus.
These patients are currently in stable condition without any visible symptoms. They are undergoing treatment at Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province General Hospital.
Việt Nam has gone 90 consecutive days without community transmission of COVID-19.
The country's 330th patient, a 28-year-old woman, was the latest COVID-19 patient discharged on Tuesday.
Of 381 cases, 353 were given the all-clear, accounting for 92.7 per cent.
Three patients tested negative for the virus once, two others at least twice.
More than 12,300 people returning from overseas are currently in isolation.
According to an announcement released by the Government Office on Monday, Việt Nam continues allowing diplomats, experts, investors, high-skill workers, their next of kin and foreign students of Vietnamese institutes to enter the country.
All people coming to Việt Nam from overseas will have to be quarantined and monitored for 14 days. — VNS
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