14.04.2021, 19:03

Sixteen new cases send Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally to 2,733

Sixteen new cases send Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally to 2,733

A woman fills in the health declaration form at a medical center. Vietnam reported 16 new imported Covid-19 cases on Wednesday evening – PHOTO: MINISTRY OF HEALTH

HCMC – The Ministry of Health has confirmed 16 new imported Covid-19 cases in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Hanoi, Danang, Quang Nam and HCMC, taking the country’s tally to 2,733 as of tonight, April 14.

Five of the new cases were reported in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. The patients, aged between 29 and 39, returned to Vietnam from Russia on Flight VN5062 on April 12. They were immediately transported to Ba Ria-Vung Tau for quarantine after arriving at the HCMC-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport. All of them are being treated at Long Dien District Medical Center.

HCMC had three new cases, including a 38-year-old Indian expert, a 50-year-old Vietnamese woman and a 58-year-old American expert.

The Indian expert traveled to Vietnam from India on Flight EK392 and arrived at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport on April 10. The American expert flew to Vietnam from the U.S. on Flight SQ178, which transited in Singapore, and arrived in HCMC on March 28. The Vietnamese woman returned to Vietnam from the U.S. on Flight OZ735, which transited in South Korea, and arrived in the city on April 10. The patients are undergoing treatment at Cu Chi Field Hospital.

Three other new imported Covid-19 cases, aged between 23 and 38, were confirmed in Hanoi. They returned to Vietnam from Japan on Flight JL751 and arrived at the Noi Bai International Airport on April 9. The patients have been sent to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases for treatment.

Two returnees from Japan became the latest Covid-19 cases in Quang Nam Province. The two female patients, aged 24 and 25, came back to the country on Flight VN5313 on April 11 and were transported to Quang Nam for quarantine right after arriving at the Danang International Airport. Both of them are being treated at Quang Nam Central General Hospital.

The remaining three cases, aged between 25 and 30, were reported in Danang City. They returned to Vietnam on Flight VJ2519 on April 12 and Flight VN5319 on April 5. The patients are undergoing treatment at Danang Lung Hospital.