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Four returnees confirmed as COVID-19 patients on Thursday evening

Update: October, 29/2020 - 18:37


Vietnamese people returning home from overseas are taken to a quarantine area. —VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đạt

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam reported four new imported COVID-19 cases on Thursday evening, bringing the national total to 1,177, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The four Vietnamese patients including three men and one woman returned Việt Nam from France on flight VN5010 that landed at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất Airport October 21. They were taken to a quarantine area in the province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu upon their arrival.

On Wednesday, the patients had a fever and were tested for SARS-CoV-2. Results on Thursday showed they had tested positive for the coronavirus.

They are now being treated at Long Điền District’s Healthcare Centre in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu.

Previously, seven passengers of the same flight were confirmed to have COVID-19 too.

According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Việt Nam has gone 57 straight days without any community infections nationwide.

Hà Nội has gone 72 days without infections in the community and HCM City 89 days.

In total, 1,062 patients have been given the all-clear. The fatality figure remains at 35.

Among the active patients, five have tested negative for the coronavirus once, three twice and seven three times. There are no patients in critical condition.

As many as 14,216 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or came from overseas are now under health monitoring nationwide, including 172 in hospitals, 12,812 in other quarantine sites, and 1,232 at home or accommodation facilities. — VNS

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