|Taking care of a coronavirus patient in an ICU
The Vietnamese man illegally crossed the southwestern border into Vietnam’s Tay Ninh province from Cambodia on May 2 and was diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, at the province’s concentrated quarantine camp on May 15.
Since being admitted to the provincial General Hospital, the patient responded well to treatment and had tested negative twice.
He is currently in stable health condition, without any flu-like symptoms such as a high temperature, a cough or shortness of breath, meeting the criteria to be released from hospital. He will be then placed in quarantine at home for the next 14 days for medical observation.
According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam has reported no new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours and May 29 is the 43rd consecutive day the country has seen no new locally transmitted infections.
Apart from 279 recovered cases, the remaining 48 patients are receiving treatment at 9 centrally- and locally-run health facilities, with most of them in stable health condition.