|Emergency unit at Đông Anh District's campus of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Three new imported cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Việt Nam on Monday evening, bringing the total number of infections to 1,077.
Two of the male Taiwanese patients, No 1,075 (33 years old) and No 1,076 (55), were technicians entering the country.
On September 18, the two cases entered the country from Guangdong, China, via the Hữu Nghị Border Gate in the northern province of Lạng Sơn . They were moved to a quarantine centre upon arrival in Phú Thọ Province.
They tested positive for coronavirus the next day, and the second time on September 27.
Male patient No 1,077, 48, from India, was a specialist.
He landed at Nội Bài International Airport on September 13 on flight 6E8979 from India and was quarantined upon arrival in Hà Nội.
He tested negative for coronavirus on September 15, but the result of the second test on September 28 was positive.
The three patients are being treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases located in Đông Anh District.
Việt Nam has now gone 26 consecutive days without any community transmission of the virus.
Among all cases, 691 are domestically infected, including 551 recorded since the new outbreak began on July 25.
As many as 999 COVID-19 patients have been given the all-clear. The death toll remains at 35, mostly elderly people with serious underlying health conditions. — VNS