Fifty-one COVID-19 patients being treated in Việt Nam have tested negative for the virus between one and four times, the Ministry of Health has announced.
A Danish tourist who travelled across Việt Nam unaware she was carrying the SARS-COV-2 virus is among the latest positive cases announced by the Ministry of Health on Saturday.
With quarantine sites across Hà Nội full, many flights destined for Nội Bài Airport are being diverted to Vân Đồn Airport in Quảng Ninh Province. Vietnam News Agency talks to the airport’s director Phạm Ngọc Sáu about the safety protocols being implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Four of the patients entered Việt Nam from March 21 to 23 and were isolated upon arrival, three are foreigners with infections linked to HCM City’s Buddha Bar and the other three contracted the deadly virus from the 133rd patient in Hà Nội’s Bạch Mai Hospital.
Two of the five patients returned from abroad and entered Việt Nam from March 21 to 23 and were quarantined upon entry. The rest caught SARS-COV-2 from patients inside the country.
The Ministry of Health on Thursday morning confirmed seven more COVID-19 patients, including five Vietnamese, one French man and one South African woman, bringing the country's total number to 148.
Things really hit home for me a little after 7.30pm on Saturday night. It was at that point I realised just exactly what I had lost.
The Ministry of Health has asked health departments of localities nationwide to review infection prevention measures at hospitals to prevent cross infection.