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Vietnam reports zero new COVID-19 transmission on Saturday morning

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 15:51 GMT+7
Vietnam reports zero new COVID-19 transmission on Saturday morning
A COVID-19 control post in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters

The Ministry of Health announced no new COVID-19 case in the Saturday morning statement, marking the second report with no new case since the new cluster was detected in the country two weeks ago.

As of Saturday morning, the Southeast Asia country have documented 2,142 coronavirus patients, including 1,531 recoveries and 60 others on track for hospital discharge after turning in at least one negative test result for the pathogen, according to the Ministry of Health data.

Five hundred and fifty-five of the local infections have been logged in multiple provinces and cities since a new wave struck the country on January 28, but the daily count of new cases has dropped significantly on Friday and Saturday.

The whole country is on high alert as droves of people are flocking back to their hometowns from urban centers for the Lunar New Year holiday this week.

Vietnam is quarantining nearly 130,000 people, including 20,000 spending time in concentrated quarantine centers, while the rest are self-isolating at home.

In Ho Chi Minh City, a contact tracing team of more than 30 are working through the holiday to track down areas at high risk of transmission.

The nation is sealing its borders to all international arrivals but it still allows entry to skilled workers, experts, diplomats, and Vietnamese repatriates, who are all subject to mandatory quarantine upon arrival.

The health ministry gives daily updates on patient counts at 6:00 am and 6:00 pm.

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