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One more imported case takes Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally to 314

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 09:24 GMT+7
One more imported case takes Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally to 314
Health workers at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A Vietnamese woman who was quarantined upon arrival from Russia this week has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said on Saturday morning.

She was brought home on a Vietnam Airlines flight from Moscow that landed at Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Wednesday, May 13.

The 62-year-old woman was sent to a centralized quarantine facility in neighboring Hai Duong Province and sampled for COVID-19 testing on the same day.

Her test results came back positive on Friday. She is now quarantined and monitored at Hai Duong Province Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

The new imported case brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam to 314, with 260 recoveries and no deaths.

Twenty-four other passengers on the same flight had been confirmed infected by the coronavirus on Friday morning. They were all quarantined after landing, posing no risk of spreading the disease among the community.

The country has gone 30 days without any community transmission. The last case of infection within the community was announced on the morning of April 16 and had been quarantined since April 7.

Among 54 patients still receiving treatment, 13 have tested negative for the novel coronavirus at least once, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said.

A total of 12,236 people are under quarantine or health monitoring for COVID-19 in Vietnam.

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