A quarantine facility in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Nhị
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam recorded three new imported cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon.
The two Indian experts and one returning Vietnamese national were all quarantined on arrival.
These latest cases push the national tally to 1,172, while Việt Nam has gone 55 days without any new local infections.
Patients 1,170 and 1,171 are Indian men who arrived at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport on October 6 on IndiGo flight 6E9471 which has so far seen a total of 18 coronavirus carriers detected in quarantine.
The two men were tested for the third time on October 26 and the results returned positive.
They are currently being treated at Sa Đéc General Hospital in the southern province of Đồng Tháp.
Patient 1,172 is a 22-year-old Vietnamese man with registered residence in Đống Đa District, Hà Nội, who returned to Việt Nam from France on a repatriation flight numbered VN5010 on October 21.
He was quarantined at a military camp in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province.
His diagnosis returned positive after the second test on October 26, and the patient is receiving medical care at Long Điền District health centre in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu.
Six coronavirus patients were recorded on the flight who were all quarantined on arrival, resulting in no risk to the community.
Also today, a 37-year-old Vietnamese man who returned from Myanmar in mid-October was declared free of the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,062.
Total deaths remain at 35, most of them elderly people or those with serious chronic health conditions.
Over 14,700 people who have had contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases or have returned from virus-affected regions are being quarantined and having their conditions monitored in facilities across Việt Nam. — VNS