161 Vietnamese nationals repatriated from US negative for COVID-19

VOV.VN - As many as 161 Vietnamese citizens who had flown to the homeland from the coronavirus hit US have tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.

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CDC staff is taking the returnees' samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo: baothanhhoa.vn)
The information was confirmed by Luong Ngoc Truong, director of the Centre of Diseases Control (CDC) of Thanh Hoa province which is monitoring the health of the returnees.

The returnees, who are residing, working and studying in the US, landed at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh province on May 9. They are among more than 340 Vietnamese citizens who were repatriated from the US on request.

The 161 returnees were quarantined at a military camp in Thanh Hoa’s Bim Son district as soon as they had completed the immigration procedures according to regulations. They are provided necessities and have their body temperature checked twice every day.

The returnees will be tested for the second time before they complete the compulsory 14-day quarantine period.


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