07.04.2021, 12:05

Eleven imported Covid-19 cases raise country’s tally to 2,648

Eleven imported Covid-19 cases raise country’s tally to 2,648

A medical worker gets a shot of Covid-19 vaccine. The Ministry of Health has confirmed 11 new imported Covid-19 cases – PHOTO: MOH

HCMC – The Ministry of Health has confirmed 11 more Covid-19 patients who were quarantined in Long An, Ca Mau, Danang and Tay Ninh after their arrival, taking the country’s tally to 2,648 as of tonight, April 6.

A 43-year-old man Indian expert entered Vietnam from India through HCMC-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport on April 3 and was immediately quarantined in Long An Province. He tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, on April 6. The patient is being treated at Long An General Hospital.

Three Covid-19 cases in Ca Mau Province include three men, aged 18, 27 and 32. The residents of HCMC, Bac Lieu Province and Hai Duong Province arrived at Can Tho International Airport from the Philippines on March 29. They were put under quarantine in Ca Mau Province and tested positive for the virus on April 5.

Two cases were reported in Danang City, including a 23-year-old man who returned to Vietnam from Japan through Danang International Airport on April 3 and a 32-year-old man who flew back to the country from Japan on April 4. The two tested positive for the disease on April 5 and are receiving treatment at the Danang Hospital for Lung Diseases.

The remaining five Covid-19 cases are three men and two women, aged between 17 and 28. The residents of Khanh Hoa, Hanoi and Thai Binh returned to the country through the Moc Bai Border Gate in Tay Ninh Province on April 4 and were sent to a concentrated quarantine center in the province. They tested positive for the virus on April 6.

Among the active Covid-19 cases in Vietnam, 42 patients have tested negative for the virus one to three times, while as many as 2,422 others have made a full recovery.