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Two imported cases in Hanoi bring Vietnam's COVID-19 tally to 94

Two imported cases in Hanoi bring Vietnam's COVID-19 tally to 94

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 20:34 GMT+7
Two imported cases in Hanoi bring Vietnam's COVID-19 tally to 94
Medical workers prepare tubes for COVID-19 sampling at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam in this undated photo. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Two people returning from foreign countries have become Vietnam's 93rd and 94th patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after testing positive in Hanoi, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday evening.

The 93rd patient, a 20-year-old Vietnamese man who resides in Dong Da District, Hanoi, studies in Hungary.

He arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi from Moscow, Russia on flight SU290, operated by Aeroflot, on March 18 and tested positive for the novel coronavirus twice on Friday and Saturday.

The 94th patient is a 64-year-old Vietnamese woman who resides in Bac Giang City, the capital of the namesake northern province.

She was in the Czech Republic between February 29 and March 17 to visit her child.

The woman arrived in Hanoi on March 18 on the same flight as patient No. 93. They occupied seats in adjacent rows on the plane.

She also tested positive twice on Friday and Saturday.

Both patients are now quarantined and treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.

Vietnam has confirmed 94 COVID-19 infections, with 17 having fully recovered and been discharged from the hospital by Friday. No death from the disease has been reported in the country so far.

Hanoi has confirmed 28 cases of the viral disease, the most among any province or city in Vietnam to date.

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