COVID-19: British pilot declared virus free
|The British patient wishes to return to his hometown in Scotland after being dicharged from hospital in Vietnam|
The 43-year-old British citizen is also the last foreign patient in Vietnam who has gone on to make a full recovery from the disease. Forty-nine other foreigners had either returned to their homes in Vietnam or to their home countries.
According to doctors, the British patient, dubbed patient 91, is able to leave Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray hospital where he has been receiving treatment without being quarantined.
However, the patient was advised to stay at the hospital for further functional rehabilitation exercises before he leaves for the UK, scheduled for July 12.
At a national consultation on July 3, leading Vietnamese health specialists agreed that the British citizen has met conditions for a long flight from Vietnam to the UK. He will be accompanied by a group of experienced Vietnamese doctors on the way back to the UK.
The patient has so far experienced a total of 110 days of treatment at HCM City’s Hospital of Tropical Diseases and Cho Ray hospital.
With the two patients confirmed virus free on July 6, as many as 341 out of 369 COVID-19 patients in Vietnam have fully recovered from the disease. No deaths have been reported.