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Vietnam reports one COVID-19 case imported from UAE, total at 313

Vietnam reports one COVID-19 case imported from UAE, total at 313

Friday, May 15, 2020, 20:40 GMT+7
Vietnam reports one COVID-19 case imported from UAE, total at 313
Health workers at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam reported one new imported case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday afternoon, raising the tally of infections to 313, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The 28-year-old Vietnamese man was brought home from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this month.

He arrived on a Vietnam Airlines flight from Dubai that landed at Can Tho International Airport in the namesake Mekong Delta city on May 3.

He was quarantined at a student dormitory in neighboring Bac Lieu Province upon arrival.

He tested positive for the novel coronavirus twice on May 13 and 15 by separate tests conducted by the Bac Lieu Province Center for Disease Control and the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, respectively.

He is now quarantined and monitored at Bac Lieu Province General Hospital.

Earlier, on May 7, 17 other passengers of the same flight were confirmed infected with COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health sent a task force to Bac Lieu Province to help local doctors take care of the patients, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

As of May 15, Vietnam has reported a total of 173 imported cases that were quarantined upon arrival.

The country reported 24 new coronavirus infections on Friday morning, all of which were imported cases involving Vietnamese citizens returning from Russia.

Of the 24 infections, 23 are currently in stable condition while one has started developing pneumonia, the verified Facebook page of the Vietnamese government said in a post.

More than 12,200 people are in quarantine at centralized quarantine camps, medical facilities, or at home.

Vietnam has gone 29 days without community transmission.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday urged the government, ministries and state agencies to come up with a new, long-term strategy that is both effective in terms of public health and sustainable for the economy.

Tuoi Tre News

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