British pilot to return the UK soon following good recovery

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A British pilot, who was the most critical Covid-19 patient in Vietnam, is expected to return to his home in the UK on July 12 following his great recovery.

According to the National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control, the 43-year-old pilot, who is staying at Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City, now can breathe unaided, walk, communicate well with others, and have been doing physical therapy before being discharged from hospital. His organs, including kidney, liver and heart, can work stably.


British pilot to return the UK soon following good recovery

The British pilot is staying at Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City


He is expected to be brought to the UK on a Vietnam Airlines flight on July 12 which is aimed to repatriate stranded Vietnamese citizens due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to return home.

Vietnam authorities will hold a consultation, the 6th of this kind, on the pilot’s condition before he is discharged from hospital.

To date, the man has experienced the 103-day treatment process in Vietnam.

The pilot treatment fees at the HCM City Hospital of Tropical Diseases is around VND3.5 billion (USD152,173) which has been paid by an insurance company.

According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, Vietnam has gone 74 days without domestic transmission by June 29. The country has witnessed 355 Covid-19 patients and no fatalities.

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