The release of the man marks the final patient out of the 16 COVID-19 cases who had undergone successful treatment to be discharged from hospital after testing negative three consecutive times for the virus.
The man is the father of another former patient infected by the COVID-19 and resides in Son Loi commune of Binh Xuyen district in Vinh Phuc province. The original patient was one of eight workers who had returned to the country after undergoing two months of training in Wuhan for Japanese-invested Nihon Plast Co., Ltd.
The first symptoms occurred on February 11 with a small cough initially, followed by a runny nose and body aches, with test results turning up positive for the COVID-19 . He was then admitted and treated at the Quang Ha Area General Clinic in Vinh Phuc.
After undergoing 15 days of treatment, the patient then displayed no signs of fever, a cough, or any shortness of breath. His test results came up negative on February 23, February 24, and February 25 with his health condition remaining in a stable condition.
Following his release, the patient extended his sincere gratitude to doctors at the local clinic who had treated him during the isolation and expressed hope that his local community will not discriminate against people who had previously contracted the COVID-19.
Nguyen Trong Khoa, Deputy Director of Medical Services Administration under the Ministry of Health, expressed his happiness that all of the infected patients had received successful treatment and been discharged from hospital, noting that strict monitoring should be maintained for any suspected cases.