Case 269 is a male patient, 23, located in in the northern province of Bac Giang while the other (case 270) is a 22-year-old female patient, also residing in Bac Giang.
Immediately after entry at Van Don Airport, they were put into isolation at Thai Binh Military School.
On April 24, both patients were transferred for isolation and treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No 2 in Hanoi after they tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
At present the nation has recorded no deaths caused by the COVID-19 and a total of 225 positive cases have given the all-clear after an additional patient who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus was discharged from Dong Nai lung hospital on April 24.
Moreover, a total of 68,890 people are currently in quarantine at hospitals, concentrated quarantine sites, at home, or their places of residence.
There were 45 COVID-19 cases confirmed being isolated to receive treatment at health facilities nationwide, with 15 of the group testing negative for the virus once and two negative twice.
According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 15,903 test samples had been collected on April 24 morning at three outbreak areas in Ha Loi, Me Linh district of Hanoi, Dong Van in the northern province of Ha Giang, and Dong Cuu in Thuong Tin district of Hanoi, all of which came back with negative results.
At an earlier meeting the same day with the National Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam reiterated that every citizen must remain vigilant without showing a subjective attitude towards the epidemic due to still being a risk of community infection.
Despite the epidemic coming under stricter control across the country, many localities have moved to relax isolation policies, with students returning to school. The picture globally is vastly different however, with roughly 50,000 new infections and 5,000 deaths occurring every day.
Many places have appeared to have brought situation under control, before fresh outbreaks of the disease occurred again, he noted. As a result, people must follow the epidemic preventive measures set out by the government and other competent agencies.