A total of 74,941 people in quarantine had come into contact and returned from epidemic-hit areas, of whom 720 have been in concentrated quarantine in hospitals, 24,329 have been place into concentrated isolation in other health facilities and the remainders have been self-quarantined at home or at places of residence.
According to a report updated by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control COVID-19, 17 cases have tested negative once so far, and 18 have tested negative twice. 14 patients of full recovery are set to be released from hospital on April 10.
Earlier, on April 9 afternoon, the Ministry of Health confirmed four further new cases, all Vietnamese citizens, including two living in Hanoi, one in Ho Chi Minh City and one in northern Ha Giang province.
In his conclusion at a cabinet meeting the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called for strict continued social distancing, especially in Hanoi and HCM City.
The Government anticipated more community infections over the next few days which are linked to cases with complicated travelling histories as well as zoned outbreaks at Bạch Mai Hospital in Hanoi and Buddha Bar in HCM City.
To keep the virus at bay, people are being urged to stay indoors to help prevent community transmission in an effective manner.
As of April 9 afternoon, there were a total of 255 coronavirus cases in Vietnam, with 128 cases completely recovering from the disease and leaving hospital.