A suspected Covid-19 case in Ho Chi Minh city was confirmed infected on Monday, ending Vietnam’s nearly 3 months streak of no community transmission, according to the Ministry of Health.
The patient, numbered 1,347, had direct contact with his friend, who is Vietnam Airlines’ male flight attendant and had been quarantined in Ho Chi Minh City, the health ministry elaborated.
The flight attendant, known as patient 1,342, returned to the city from Japan on November 11.
Patient 1,347 is closely linked to patient 1,342, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said on Monday evening.
The flight attendant came into contact with his colleague, patient 1,325, at a Vietnam Airlines-operated quarantine facility at 115 Hong Ha Street, Ward 2, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City when he was staying there from November 14 to 18.
According to a report by MOH, he tested negative for the virus twice so he was allowed to self-isolate at his rented house at P305, 3rd Floor, 50 Bach Dang Street, Ward 2, Tan Binh District.
On the same day, a suspected cases of Covid-19 community transmission has been reported in Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City .
The suspected case is a woman, 63, who lives in Hoc Mon District, was said to have had a high temperature and breathing difficulties for several days.
At least five people, who were in close contact with her have been quarantined, Dan Tri Newspaper, a local reported.
According to a report by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, three imported COVID-19 cases were reported in the country this evening. A 21 year old woman returning from the US and a 22 year old woman and 25 year old man returning from Japan on separate flights.