The six discharged patients are all Vietnamese citizens who had recently been repatriated from Russia and the United States, two COVID-19 hotspots. Following their swift quarantine at the airport, they were confirmed to have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on May 16 and May 17.
Admitted to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, the patients had responded well to treatment and had all tested negative for the COVID-19 twice in succession.
They are currently in stable health condition without showing typical symptoms of the virus such as a fever, a cough, or shortness of breath.
The same day, two other COVID-19 patients from Thai Binh province and one British patient from Ho Chi Minh City were also discharged from hospital.
The patients will now be placed into isolation in their respective homes in order to undergo a mandatory 14-day observation period to ensure that there is no possibility of the virus reoccurring.
As of June 8, the country has now also gone 53 consecutive days of no new locally transmitted infections. The remaining 15 cases are receiving treatment at centrally- and locally-run hospitals, with most of them in stable condition.