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Flight attendant among five new COVID-19 cases in Vietnam

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:21 GMT+7
Flight attendant among five new COVID-19 cases in Vietnam
A man has his body temperature measured in Hanoi. Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Monday evening reported five new COVID-19 cases, including a flight attendant, an Indian expert, a Filipino expert, and two Vietnamese citizens returning from Romania.

The flight attendant, a 29-year-old man hailing from Ho Chi Minh City, arrived in the central city of Da Nang from Japan via flight VN311 on November 8.

He was then brought to a quarantine facility in Ho Chi Minh City, and tested positive for the novel coronavirus on November 22.

The patient is being treated at the makeshift hospital for COVID-19 treatment in Cu Chi District in the southern city.

The Indian expert, 51, landed at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on November 20 and was quarantined upon his arrival.

He tested positive for the novel coronavirus on the following day and was admitted to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in the capital city.

The 29-year-old Filipino expert arrived in Hanoi from South Korea on November 18 and tested positive on November 21.

She is receiving treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

The two Vietnamese returnees, a 24-year-old man and a 50-year-old man, arrived in Ho Chi Minh City from Romania on November 8 and tested positive for the novel coronavirus on November 22.

They were then admitted to the makeshift hospital for COVID-19 treatment in Cu Chi District.

Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally stands at 1,312, with 1,151 having recovered and 35 deaths as of Tuesday morning, according to Ministry of Health statistics.

The country now ranks 167th in the world in terms of COVID-19 cases.

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