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Nine more imported COVID-19 cases recorded in Việt Nam

Update: October, 14/2020 - 19:32


Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Brunei filled in health declarations upon arrival in the country on Monday. VNA/VNS Photo Chanh Đa

HÀ NỘI — Nine Indian male experts coming to Việt Nam to work have tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of patients in the country to 1,122.

Aged between 27 to 41, they all landed on October 6 at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport on flight 6E 9471. Upon arrival, they were quarantined at the Military School of Đồng Tháp Province in southern Việt Nam.

While they tested negative soon after arrival, the second test results turned positive for the virus on Monday. They are being treated at Sa Đéc General Hospital.

Seven people on the same flight also tested positive in the past.

The health ministry also confirmed on Wednesday that three more COVID-19 patients have recovered, taking the total number of people who have beaten the virus to 1,029.

There is no longer any seriously ill COVID-19 patient in treatment in the country, according to the health ministry.

The country’s death count stayed at 35, with most of the victims being elderly people with serious chronic health issues.

The country has gone 42 days without community transmissions and more than 13,845 people are currently in quarantine at medical facilities, specialist centres and their homes. — VNS

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