Vietnam documented 10 new COVID-19 cases imported from Russia and France on Thursday evening, raising the country’s total tally to 1,331.
Eight of the new patients boarded a flight from Russia and landed at Cam Ranh International Airport in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa on November 11, according to the Ministry of Health.
They were brought to quarantine centers in Ho Chi Minh City following their arrival and tested positive for the novel coronavirus on November 25.
The patients, aged 24 to 35, have been admitted to a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 treatment in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cu Chi District.
Sixteen other passengers on the flight had previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The other two new patients, aged 22 and 23, arrived in Ho Chi Minh City from France on November 11 via flight VN5010.
They were quarantined after landing at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and tested positive for COVID-19 on November 25.
They are also being treated at the makeshift hospital for COVID-19 treatment in Cu Chi District.
Four other passengers on flight VN5010 had previously been diagnosed with the disease.
Vietnam’s total number of COVID-19 patients stands at 1,331, with 1,166 having recovered and 35 fatalities as of Friday morning, according to Ministry of Health statistics.
Over 16,200 people are under health monitoring, with 202 at local hospitals, 15,051 at concentrated quarantine facilities, and 957 at home or their chosen accommodations.