Foreign media react to discharge of British pilot after COVID-19 recovery

VOV.VN - Foreign media outlets have published articles featuring the discharge of a British pilot known as Patient 91 who had been the nation’s most critically ill novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case after spending more than two months on life support before returning home on July 12.

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The British patient receives hospital discharge and SARS-CoV-2 negative certificates from health officials in HCM City
The Guardian newspaper of the UK state that the patient, a pilot of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, received treatment for roughly four months in hospitals based in Ho Chi Minh City, including a 10-week stint being dependent on a ventilator.

The article reports the pilot saying that he has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the Vietnamese people, in addition to the dedication and professionalism of the doctors and nurses, thanking them for everything that they’ve done.

The article also quotes Tran Thanh Linh, deputy head of the Intensive Care Unit at Cho Ray hospital, as saying that a “huge effort and energy” had gone into saving Cameron, after he was given the country’s best equipment and whose case had captured the focus of people nationwide, from doctors to government officials.

This comes after Patient 91 had become the focus of huge media attention, with the country’s top medical minds meeting to brainstorm different treatment options, the article states, adding that news that he would require a lung transplant was met with donation offers from 59 individuals.

It went on to emphasized that as of July 11, the country had recorded 370 cases of infection, with no fatalities being recorded.

The BBC also provided their readers with an insight into Patient 91’s hospitalization by publishing an article on July 12. "If I'd been almost anywhere else on the planet, I'd be dead,” the BBC quote the patient as saying in an exclusive interview. “"I'm very humbled by how I've been taken into the hearts of the Vietnamese people. And most of all I'm grateful for the bloody-mindedness of the doctors in not wanting me to die on their watch."

Moreover, the Daily Mail stated on July 11 that Vietnam has maintained its perfect score in terms of fighting the COVID-19, with the release of the British pilot marking another successful milestone.
The discharge of the British pilot has also grabbed headlines of some media outlets in the United States, including the Washington Post, the Associated Press and USA Today.


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