|Eighteen recovered cases are among Vietnamese workers returning from Equatorial Guinea.
According to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, a total of 219 Vietnamese workers returning from Equatorial Guinea were placed into quarantine at the hospital upon their arrival on July 29.
In addition to the 18 recovered cases on August 18, 201 of the arrivals from Equatorial Guinea have completed their quarantine period and have tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus three consecutive times.
This comes on the same day that one COVID-19 patient who had returned from Bangladesh was discharged from the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
Furthermore, a man who recently came back from Russia was also announced to have made a full recovery from COVID-19 at the General Hospital in the northern province of Hoa Binh.
All 20 recoveries have shown no symptoms of the virus, such as a fever, a cough, or shortness of breath. They must now undergo a mandatory 14-day isolation period in line with COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.
As of 6:00 a.m., the nation has recorded 983 COVID-19 patients, 645 of whom are cases of community transmission, with 25 fatalities being recorded thus far.
Most notably, a total of 31 cases on August 18 were recorded to have made a successful recovery from the virus.