Four COVID-19 patients at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hà Nôi's Đông Anh District were announced to make full recovery on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — For seven days in a row, there have been no new community transmissions of COVID-19 in Việt Nam.
This is the first time the country has gone a week without any local infections since the second outbreak hit Đà Nẵng in late July.
The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control revealed on Wednesday there have been five new cases, but all imported in patients returning to the country on repatriation flights.
Among the new cases are a four-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy who, like the other cases, returned to Việt Nam from Ukraine on September 1 on flight VN28 via Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City.
All passengers and crew on the flight were quarantined upon arrival.
Other than the children, the rest of the imported cases are a 60-year-old woman from Nam Sách District, Hải Dương Province, a 30 -year-old-man and from Thuận Thành District in Bắc Ninh Province and a 37-year-old woman from Bình Giang District in Hải Dương Province.
They all tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by the HCM City Pasteur Institute on Wednesday. Now they are being treated at the Long Điền District Medical Station in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province.
Twenty-one patients were given the all-clear on Wednesday in Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng City and Bạc Liêu, Đắk Lắk and Quảng Nam provinces.
Since the very first cases of coronavirus were recorded in the country at the beginning of the year, there have been 1,059 people test positive and 35 COVID-19-related fatalities. —VNS