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Four Tan Son Nhat airport’s baggage handlers announced as new cases of Covid-19

At 6am on February 8, the Ministry of Health announced four new locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19 who are staff at Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM City, bringing the total number of patients in the country to 2,005.

The four new patients, No. 2002-2005, all men from 28 to 41 years old are baggage handlers at Tan Son Nhat airport. They are members of the same team with patient 1979, who was confirmed positive with the coronavirus over the weekend. These people did not have contact with passengers.

Relevant agencies are conducting epidemiological inspection of these patients. The four patients are now under quarantined and treated at Cu Chi Field Hospital.

Vietnam has recorded 2,005 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far. Of the total, 1,115 are locally-transmitted cases, with 422 detected since the latest coronavirus outbreak hit the nation on January 27.

According to the Treatment Sub-committee under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, 1,472 COVID-19 patients have recovered. Among the patients still under treatment, 17 have tested negative for the virus one, six twice, and three thrice. Thirty- five died from complications related to the disease.

There are 83,104 people who had close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions are under quarantine at present, including 759 at hospitals, 24,098 at other quarantine sites and 58,247 at home.


In a bid to live safely with the pandemic, people should strictly follow the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering) and khai bao y te (health declaration).

Nguyen Lien

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