Of the discharged patients, three are employees of Truong Sinh Company, the firm responsible for providing catering services to Bach Mai Hospital, an outbreak hotspot, in Hanoi. The trio all received treatment at Ha Nam General Hospital, while the other two recovered patients were treated at field hospital No. 2 located in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
Recent days have seen each of the patients test negative for the virus on three separate occasions, with the entire group currently enjoying stable health conditions after displaying no symptoms of the COVID-19 such as a fever, a cough, or shortness of breath.
After being discharged from the respective hospitals, the patients are set to be put into isolation in order to undergo 14 days of mandatory surveillance as a means of ensuring that there is no possibility of the virus reoccurring.
As of 4pm on April 16, the country has recorded 268 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 with no fatalities, 176 of which have subsequently gone on to make a complete recovery and have therefore been released from hospital.