|A COVID-19 testing lab in Đà Nẵng City. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Việt Nam, all imported cases from overseas.
One is a 27-year-old woman with registered address at Sa Đéc City, Đồng Tháp Province in southern Việt Nam, who had been exposed to a positive case in the UAE. She landed at Cam Ranh Airport on October 29 and was immediately quarantined.
She is currently being treated at Khánh Hoà General Hospital.
The other two patients are both women aged 21 and 24 from Hà Nội and Gia Lai Province respectively.
Both were on the same repatriation flight from Japan that arrived in Việt Nam on October 29, and were immediately moved to quarantine in Đà Nẵng City on arrival.
The two are being treated at Đà Nẵng Lung Hospital.
These new cases bring the total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus to 1,180 since the first case was detected in Việt Nam since late January.
Of those, 1,063 people have beaten the virus and made a full recovery. There have been a total of 35 fatalities related to COVID-19 nationwide.
Also on Saturday, HCM City Centre for Disease Control said the South Korean businessman who had tested positive (with antigen method) at Narita airport in Tokyo after leaving Việt Nam, has been confirmed as not carrying the virus.
Immediately upon receiving the information on his initial positive test from Japan on October 27, HCM City CDC has managed to identify more than 300 people who had either direct or indirect contact with him.
But now a PCR test has revealed the man, who had been living in HCM City since late September, is not carrying the virus.
HCM City has now gone three full months without any community transmissions of coronavirus, while Việt Nam marks the 58th day of no new local cases. — VNS