Three foreign experts, two from Taiwan and one from India, have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, raising the total number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam to 1,077, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday evening.
According to the ministry’s report, the two Chinese Taipei men aged 58 and 33 entered Vietnam through the Huu Nghi International Border Gate in Lang Son Province from China’s Guangdong Province on September 18 and have been quarantined in Phu Tho Province.
They first tested negative on September 19 but their second test results on Monday came positive for the virus.The patients are being treated at the Hanoi-based National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
Another new patient is a 48-year old man from India. He landed at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on September 13 and has been sent to quarantine at a local facility upon arrival.
He tested negative for the first time on September 15 but the second test on September 28 turned out positive.The expert is also being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
With these new infection cases, the number of imported Covid-19 patients in Vietnam have increased to 386.
As of 6pm on September 28, a total of 1,000 Covid-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital. There have been 35 deaths, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.
At present, over 16,000, people who had close contact with Covid-19 patients or returned from virus-hit areas are being monitored at hospitals, quarantine facilities, and at home.
This article was originally published in Dtinews