According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, among the 328 active cases recorded so far, 188 entered the country from abroad and were isolated immediately after their arrival.
The overall number of successfully cured patients rose to 279 and a total of 29 positive cases have tested negative for the SARS-CoV2 virus for several times.
Currently, 7,256 people having close contacts with confirmed patients or entering from epidemic-hit areas are being in quarantine at hospitals, at concentrated quarantine facilities, and at homes.
Over the past few months, a number of special flights have repatriated thousands of Vietnamese from numerous countries, including Canada, France, Japan, Russia, the UAE and the US, and other Southeast Asian nations.
The country has so far reported no locally-transmitted infections and deaths, however, health officials have underscored the need to continue tightening controls on all arrivals from abroad as there will be more flights bringing Vietnamese citizens back home in line with their expectation. All new arrivals will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period to prevent community transmission.
Meanwhile, 6,246,544 positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed globally so far, including 373,370 deaths due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).