VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health reported the latest discovery of a further four new cases of COVID-19 on the morning of April 30, including one being placed into isolation right after entry, and three community infections involving a confirmed coronavirus patient in the northern province of Ha Nam.
Among the four new cases, one imported case was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the central province of Quang Tri after entering the Lao Bao border gate, and the three remaining domestic cases in Hanoi and Hung Yen were F1 contacts who either came into direct or indirect contact with the latest novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patient recorded in the northern province of Ha Nam on April 29.
The nation has so far recorded a total of 2,914 coronavirus infections, including 1,580 locally-transmitted cases and 1,334 imported ones.
Among the overall figure, a total of 2,516 coronavirus patients have fully recovered from the disease, with the death toll related to the SARR-CoV-2-virus remaining at 35.
Furthermore, 48 of those still receiving treatment have tested negative for the virus at least once, with most of them giving negative results.
More than 37,240 people who are currently in quarantine nationwide after having close contact with COVID-19 patients or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions.
According to the Expanded National Immunization Programme, a total of 506,435 frontline healthcare workers along with members of community-based anti-COVID-19 groups had been injected with the COVID-19 vaccine from March 8 to April 29.
Following the latest detection of one community cases one day earlier, the Hanoi People’s Committee decided to raise the warning against COVID-19 in the capital to the highest level and suspend all non-essential services as from zero hours April 30.
Under the decision, all karaoke palours, nightclubs, bars, and e-game stores were temporarily closed until further notice in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).