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Vietnam reports nine imported, 10 locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19

Vietnam reports nine imported, 10 locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19

A woman has her body temperature checked at the General Hospital of Phuc Yen City, Vinh Phuc Province. The country has had nine imported and 10 locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC - The Ministry of Health has confirmed 19 new Covid-19 cases, with nine being imported and 10 locally-transmitted, taking the country’s tally to 2,981 tonight, May 3.

Among the 10 community-infected cases, eight were detected in Vinh Phuc and two in Ha Nam.

As for the cases in Vinh Phuc, five are female employees of a healthcare center in Vinh Yen City and had close contact with a Chinese expert, who was found to be infected with Covid-19 after quarantining in Yen Bai City from April 4 to 23.

Three other patients are male residents in Yen Lac and Binh Xuyen districts. They were linked to a Covid-19 hotspot at a karaoke parlor in Phuc Yen City.

The eight are being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s Dong Anh District.

Meanwhile, the two cases in Ha Nam were in direct contact with other Covid-19 patients. They are also under medical treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Regarding the nine imported Covid-19 cases, an Egyptian expert flew from India to HCMC-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport on May 1 and was sent to a centralized quarantine center in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. He tested positive for Covid-19 on May 3 and is receiving medical treatment at the medical center of Long Dien District.

In addition, a woman residing in Dong Nai entered Vietnam through the Ha Tien Border Gate in Kien Giang Province and was immediately quarantined in the province. She is being treated at the medical center of Ha Tien City.

Two other patients returned to Danang from Japan on April 23 and were placed under quarantine in the city. The two are under medical treatment at the Danang Lung Hospital.

The remaining five patients flew back to Vietnam from Japan through Cam Ranh International Airport in Khanh Hoa and were quarantined in the province. They have been sent to the Khanh Hoa Hospital for Tropical Diseases for treatment.

According to the Ministry of Health, 11 more people have recovered from Covid-19, taking the country's total number of recovered patients as of today to 2,560.

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