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Woman returning from Russia becomes Vietnam’s 325th COVID-19 patient

Woman returning from Russia becomes Vietnam’s 325th COVID-19 patient

Sunday, May 24, 2020, 10:28 GMT+7
Woman returning from Russia becomes Vietnam’s 325th COVID-19 patient
COVID-19 patients are treated in Thai Binh Province, Vietnam. Photo: Thuy Anh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam on Sunday morning confirmed one new patient of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a 34-year-old woman who returned to the country from Russia earlier this month.

The patient, Vietnam’s 325th, hails from the northern province of Ninh Binh, the Ministry of Health stated, adding that she had come back on board flight VN0062 on May 13.

She was previously infected with COVID-19 in Russia and had recovered from it prior to her repatriation, the ministry added.

Following her arrival, she was brought to an isolation facility in the northern province of Hai Duong,

Her first test result came back negative for the virus on May 13.

However, she tested positive twice on May 21 and 23 and was sent to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hai Duong Province.

A total of 32 people aboard flight VN0062, including two flight attendants, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far.

Among them, 27 are being isolated and treated in northern Thai Binh Province, two in Hai Duong Province, two in Ho Chi Minh City, and one in northern Quang Ninh Province.

All passengers and flight crew members were taken to quarantine camps following their arrival at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh.

The novel coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, has sickened over 5.39 million people and killed nearly 343,600 globally as of Sunday morning, according to Ministry of Health statistics.

Vietnam has announced 325 COVID-19 patients so far, with 267 having recovered. No fatality in association with the disease has been reported in the country to date.

No new infections in the community have been documented in the Southeast Asian country for nearly 40 days.

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