The latest patient (No 327) is a 31-year-old Vietnamese man living in the northern province of Nam Dinh. His was isolated right after his arrival at the airport on May 13 and he tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the same day.
On May 25, the patient’s fourth test was confirmed positive for the virus by Thai Binh Center for Disease Control and then was subsequently reported positive again by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. He is now placed into isolation to undergo treatment at Thai Binh General Hospital.
As a result, there have been 33 COVID-19 cases in total from VN0062 flight on May 13 so far and they were all quarantined immediately after their entry in the country, including 28 passengers isolated in Thai Binh, 2 in Hai Duong, 1 in Quang Ninh and 2 flight attendants in Ho Chi Minh City.
According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Vietnam has recorded a total of 187 cases returning from epidemic-hit nations and they were put into isolation as soon as they landed. Among the remaining positive cases under treatment, 11 have tested negative for the virus for multiple times.
More than 14,739 patients having close contacts with registered patients or entering from COVID-19-hit areas are in quarantine, including 54 at hospitals, and the rest at concentrated quarantine facilities, and at homes.