JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Direct, indirect contacts of COVID-19 patient who visited Vietnam’s Da Lat test negative once

Direct, indirect contacts of COVID-19 patient who visited Vietnam’s Da Lat test negative once

Sunday, May 09, 2021, 10:53 GMT+7
Direct, indirect contacts of COVID-19 patient who visited Vietnam’s Da Lat test negative once
People visit Da Lat Market in the namesake city in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam during the holiday marking Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1). Photo: Duc Tho / Tuoi Tre

Nearly 330 people having direct and indirect contact with a Vietnamese COVID-19 patient who went to touristic Da Lat City during the holiday last weekend have tested negative for the novel coronavirus once.

The Department of Health in Lam Dong Province, of which Da Lat is the capital, confirmed on Sunday morning that all 179 direct contacts and 150 indirect contacts of patient No. 3,141 have tested negative for COVID-19 in their first round of testing.

Fifty-two others who came into direct contact with the patient in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa have also tested negative, according to the provincial Center for Disease Control.

His direct contacts are still required to complete their 21-day quarantine and undergo additional tests in accordance with regulations.

Patient No. 3,141, a 27-year-old man from the northern province of Bac Ninh, boarded flight VN1595 from Hanoi to Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province on May 1.

On May 2, the patient caught a long-haul bus from Cam Ranh to Da Lat, where he stayed at a local hotel and visited multiple tourist spots, eateries, and coffee shops.

He headed to Lien Khuong Airport in Lam Dong Province on the morning of May 5 and flew back to Hanoi on board flight VN1572.

Vietnamese celebrated a public holiday from April 30 to May 3 inclusive, as tens of thousands of people came to touristic destinations like Da Lat, Vung Tau, Nha Trang, and Da Nang.

After patient No. 3,141 was confirmed on Saturday, authorities in Lam Dong Province have tracked his contacts and fumigated all locations where he had been to.

Vietnam has documented 3,245 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday morning, with 2,602 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country has recorded 256 local infections in 24 provinces and cities since April 27.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news

Monkeypox to be renamed mpox: WHO

Monkeypox is to be renamed mpox, the World Health Organization announced Monday, in a bid to avoid stigmatisation stemming from the existing name