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Vietnam records eight new imported COVID-19 cases, including 7-month-old girl

Vietnam records eight new imported COVID-19 cases, including 7-month-old girl

Monday, October 19, 2020, 15:43 GMT+7
Vietnam records eight new imported COVID-19 cases, including 7-month-old girl
A woman has her body temperature measured in Vietnam. Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Sunday documented eight imported COVID-19 cases, including two Buddhist monks returning from Myanmar and a seven-month-old girl.

The two monks landed at Cam Ranh International Airport in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa on October 15 and were brought to a local quarantine facility after their arrival.

They tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Sunday and are now treated at a general hospital in Cam Ranh City.

The seven-month-old girl returned with her mother from Australia and landed in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on October 15. She was quarantined in Tien Giang Province, also in the Mekong Delta.

Her COVID-19 test came back positive on Saturday, before she was sent to a makeshift hospital for treatment in Tien Giang.

The five other patients returned from Russia and arrived at Van Don International Airport in northern Quang Ninh Province on October 16.

They all tested positive for the novel coronavirus on the following day and are receiving treatment in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh.

Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally stood at 1,134, with 1,031 having recovered and 35 deaths as of Monday afternoon, according to Ministry of Health statistics.

The Southeast Asian country has not reported a local transmission for 46 days.

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