Four foreigners and 12 Vietnamese were confirmed to have recovered from novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday, following their treatment at hospitals in Vietnam.
The National Hospital for Tropical Disease in Hanoi announced the recovery of a 50-year-old British woman, a 58-year-old Frenchman, a 64-year-old Swedish man, and six Vietnamese citizens.
The British patient was admitted to the infirmary on March 8, while the Frenchman started receiving treatment on March 24.
The Swedish citizen was brought to the hospital on April 3.
In Ho Chi Minh City, a 31-year-old British woman has recovered after beginning her COVID-19 treatment at a makeshift hospital in Cu Chi District on March 26.
Alongside the patient, doctors at the hospital also confirmed the recovery of a 19-year-old Vietnamese woman.
The third patient in Ho Chi Minh City having recovered from the disease on Friday is a ten-year-old Vietnam boy who had been treated at the City Children’s Hospital since March 18.
Four other recovery cases on Friday, all Vietnamese nationals, included one patient in the northern province of Bac Ninh, one in the central city of Da Nang, and two in the south-central province of Binh Thuan.
As of Friday afternoon, all COVID-19 patients in Da Nang and Binh Thuan have recovered.
All the recovered will be isolated for 14 more days, as per Ministry of Health regulations.
Health workers who were involved in treating these patients will be quarantined for another 14 days before being allowed to return to their homes.
The novel coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, has infected over 1.6 million people and killed more than 95,700 globally as of Friday afternoon, according to Ministry of Health statistics.
Vietnam has confirmed 255 COVID-19 cases in total, with 144 having recovered, accounting for over 56 percent of the tally.
The country has yet to record a death from the disease.