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Sailor tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Việt Nam, total at 413

Update: July, 24/2020 - 18:54


All people are subject to quarantine upon arrival in Việt Nam. VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI – A 31-year-old sailor from Myanmar has been confirmed as the latest COVID-19 case in Việt Nam, bringing the patient tally to 413, according to the National Standing Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The sailor works onboard the ship IPANEMA. The ship left Japan on June 6 and arrived at the Hòn Gai Port in Quảng Ninh Province’s Ha Long Town on June 23.

The man was quarantined on the vessel upon arrival. On July 6, he disembarked and was sent to quarantine at the Vân Long Hotel in the northern province. His first test three days later was negative for the virus but the second test on Thursday (July 23) came back positive. 

He is being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No 2 in Hà Nội’s Đông Anh District.

Earlier on July 19, a sailor from the same ship also tested positive for the virus.

Some 10,336 people are now under quarantine at concentrated facilities in hospital, at home and other private accommodations. — VNS

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