An Indian expert confirmed to carry SARS-CoV-2 after entry into Vietnam

VOV.VN - A 30-year-old Indian expert was diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus after entering Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on March 28, the Ministry of Health reported on March 29 afternoon.

The female Indian patient was placed into isolation at Cu Chi field hospital for COVID-19 treatment after her test result came back positive for the virus. 

The same day, the Ministry of Health also reported additional two imported cases that are Vietnamese citizens returning to the nation via Moc Bai international border gate in Tay Ninh province.  Both patients are currently being isolated to undergo treatment at Tay Ninh provincial General Hospital.

Following the latest detection, the national infection tally rose to 2,594, including 1,603 cases involving local transmission, 991 imported into the nation.

A total of 2,308  have fully recovered from the virus so far, with the fatality count staying at 35.

Furthermore, over 44,830 people are in the process of being quarantined for medical monitoring, while 125 cases have tested negative for the virus at least once. 

According to statistics compiled by the National Expanded Programme on Immunization, an additional 862 people received COVID-19 vaccine shots on March 28 to bring the total number of vaccinated people in the country up to 45,140. Indeed, the majority of local citizens to receive the vaccine are front-line health workers and staff of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

As part of the first phase of COVID-19 inoculation, the COVID-19 vaccination programme has been launched in 19 provinces and cities nationwide.

Furthermore, Ho Chi Minh City’s Centre for Disease Control have stated that returnees from localities with active COVID-19 patients, including those from Hai Phong city and Binh Duong province, must be put into quarantine at home for a 14-day period due to both locations having registered positive COVID-19 patients in recent times.

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