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VN records ten imported cases, no new community infections in HCM City

Update: December, 08/2020 - 19:42

 

A technician conducts a COVID-19 test. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam

 

 

HÀ NỘI — Ten imported cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, including a baby boy under one year old among eight Vietnamese returnees from Russia, and no new cases related to the recent community-acquired cluster in HCM City.

The latest cases, all quarantined upon arrival, brought the national COVID-19 tally to 1,377, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The eight patients – numbered 1,368 to 1,375 – are Vietnamese citizens with ages ranging from 21 to 55 years old, except for the baby, who arrived from Russia at Cam Ranh International Airport, Khánh Hoà Province, on repatriation flight QH9195 conducted by Bamboo Airways on December 5.

They are currently being treated at Ninh Sim medical facility, Ninh Hoà District, Khánh Hoà Province.

Case No.1,376 in HCM City is a 32-year-old Turkish man, who arrived at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City on December 6.

His test result returned positive on December 7, the only one on his flight from Turkey.

He is currently quarantined and being treated at Củ Chi field hospital for COVID-19 in HCM City.

COVID-19 patient No.1,377 is a 35-year-old Vietnamese man with registered residence in Ward 12, District 10, HCM City.

On December 6, the man returned from Japan, landed at Đà Nẵng International Airport and was quarantined in Quảng Nam City.

His test result was confirmed to be positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday.

He is currently being treated at Quảng Nam General Hospital.

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control reported that 20,262 people are currently in various forms of quarantine facilities across the country.

HCM City Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday said that since the four locally acquired cases on December 2 as a result of a quarantine breach, the city has not recorded any new COVID-19 cases and all 3,888 direct and indirect contacts of the four patients have tested negative. — VNS

 

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