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Student returning from France is Vietnam's 92nd COVID-19 patient

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 16:36 GMT+7
Student returning from France is Vietnam's 92nd COVID-19 patient
Foreign passengers are seen at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, March 18, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A student returning from France has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ho Chi Minh City, becoming the country's 92nd patient.

The 21-year-old man, who studies in France, has a permanent address in Da Lat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

On March 16, he traveled from Paris to Doha, Qatar on flight QR40 operated by Qatar Airways. From there, he boarded flight QR970 to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City that landed at the southern airdrome on March 17.

The man developed a fever, a sore throat and coughing on the same day while in quarantine at an isolation camp in District 12 and was transferred to a field hospital in Cu Chi District on March 18.

He tested positive for the novel coronavirus twice on Thursday and Saturday and is now quarantined and treated at the Cu Chi hospital.

Vietnam has confirmed 92 cases of COVID-19 infections so far, with 17 having fully recovered and discharged from the hospital by Friday.

Hanoi has confirmed 26 cases while Ho Chi Minh City has reported 21 cases, including three having walked out of the hospital free of the virus.

No death has been reported in the country so far.

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