According to the Department of Health of Binh Thuan province, the news of the 34th patient testing positive for the COVID-19 has led to a range of new measures being implemented.
This includes the Binh Thuan Center for Disease Control conducting epidemiological investigations, zoning off any affected areas for disinfection, whilst also quarantining those who came into close contact with the 34th patient returning from the US.
A total of 15 samples were collected and sent to the Nha Trang Pasteur Institute on March 11, with the test results of each individual coming back positive for the COVID-19.
The 36th infected patient is a 64-year-old female from Phan Thiet in the southern Binh Thuan province and works as a helper of the 34th patient. The patient had already began showing symptoms of fever and has been put into quarantine whilst receiving treatment at the provincial General Hospital.
Following this, the 37th patient is a 37-year-old female from Ham Thuan Bac district in Binh Thuan province. She is also an employee of the 34th patient. After displaying the first signs of fever, she was put into isolation for the purpose of undergoing treatment at the provincial General Hospital.
Finally, the 38th patient is a 28-year-old female from Phan Thiet city in Binh Thuan province who is the daughter-in-law of the 34th patient. She was put into quarantine to undergo treatment at the provincial General Hospital after showing signs of a fever and a cough.
At present, there have been 38 COVID-19 cases recorded across 10 provinces and cities in Vietnam, of which 16 patients have been successfully cured and discharged from hospital.