Four of these 10 patients are foreigners who entered Vietnam over the course of March 21-23 and have been quarantined immediately upon entry.
The other three cases had close contact with the COVID-19 patient at Buddha Bar in Ho Chi Minh City and the remaining three cases were related to the 133rd patient undergoing treatment at Hanoi-based Bach Mai General Hospital.
Cases No 154, 155, 156 are Vietnamese students who pursued studies in the UK; case No 157 is a British national who is a teacher of Eschool – Eclass; case 158 is a technician of Brazilian nationality; case No 159 is a Brazilian citizen; cases No 160, 161, 162, 163 are all Vietnamese nationals.
According to information from the Department of Health Management under the Ministry of Health, COVID-19 patients are receiving treatment at 20 health facilities nationwide.
Up to now, 48 cases have gone on to test negative for the virus from 1 to 4 times.
The same day, three patients treated in the central city Da Nang were discharged, including two British (22nd and 23rd patients) who continue to undergo medical monitoring in Son Tra District, and a saleswoman of Dien May Xanh electronics store ( the 35th patient) who is also placed into home isolation for a 14-day period.
As of 6 pm on March 27, the country recorded a total of 163 COVID-19 cases, of which 20 have been released from hospital after making a complete recovery.