Vietnam reports 11 new Covid-19 cases
A medical worker takes samples from an employee at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC for Covid-19 testing. The Ministry of Health has confirmed 11 new Covid-19 cases – PHOTO: VNA
HCMC – The Ministry of Health has confirmed 10 imported Covid-19 cases in Hanoi, Hung Yen, HCMC, Danang, Ha Tinh and Khanh Hoa and one locally-infected case in Danang City, taking the country’s tally to 2,996 as of tonight, May 4.
The latest locally-transmitted Covid-19 case in Danang City is a 25-year-old woman who lives in Hau Giang Province and has worked in the city’s Hai Chau District since April 30. She had close contact with a previously confirmed patient and tested positive for Covid-19 on May 4. The woman is receiving treatment at the Danang Hospital for Lung Diseases.
An imported Covid-19 case reported in Hanoi City is an Indian expert. After entering Vietnam from India through Noi Bai International Airport on April 17, he was put under quarantine in Haiphong City. He tested negative for Covid-19 twice on April 19 and 30.
After completing his quarantine period, he arrived in Hanoi City’s Hoang Mai District on May 1. The man tested positive for the virus on May 4 and is being treated at the national hospital for tropical diseases in the capital city.
Hung Yen Province had two new Covid-19 patients who were quarantined after arriving in the province from Japan on April 30. The patients, a man and a woman who live in Ha Tinh and Haiphong, tested positive for the virus on May 3.
Three imported cases in HCMC included a Vietnamese national and two Indian experts. The Haiphong man returned to the country from Qatar through Tan Son Nhat International Airport on April 17 and was quickly quarantined. His positive test result came out on May 1.
Meanwhile, the remaining two, both Indian men, entered HCMC from India on April 17. They tested positive for the virus on May 1. The three are receiving treatment at Cu Chi Field Hospital.
Two returnees were quarantined in Danang City after their arrival from Japan on April 23 and May 2. The residents of Bac Giang and Thanh Hoa tested positive for the virus on May 3.
The remaining two imported Covid-19 cases were reported in Ha Tinh and Khanh Hoa provinces. One woman, who lives in Ninh Binh Province, returned to the country through the Cau Treo International Border Gate in Ha Tinh Province on April 28, while, another woman, who resides in Nghe An Province, flew back to the country from Japan through Cam Ranh International Airport in Khanh Hoa Province on April 24. They tested positive for Covid-19 on May 4.
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