Two foreign nationals in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi and one in Quang Nam province have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 57. The Ministry of Health said in a statement on Sunday.
Case 55th, a German citizen, 35 year-old, who traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam on on flight VN0018 from France on March 14 and has tested positive for the virus. Zing News, a Vietnamese media reported.
Case 56th is a British man, 30 year-old, who flew to Hanoi from the United Kingdom on March 09, he met two British women after that. He stayed at Hanoi Paradise Center Hotel and checked out on March 10 before leaving for Sapa and stayed at Mountain River Homestay Sapa from March 10 to 13. He returned to Hanoi on March 13 and stayed at Oriental Suiter Hotel at Hanoi Old Quarter until the local authorities tracked him down before he tested positive for the virus.
He is being treated at Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District of Hanoi and in stable condition, the Ministry of Health confirmed.
Case 57th is a 66-year-old British national who previously boarded the same flight on which a Vietnamese air hostess was confirmed to be positive. The patient is being treated in the central province of Quang Nam.
Sunday saw the addition of four new positive cases in Vietnam – all foreigners from European countries.
Vietnam starting on Saturday imposing a travel ban on all those from or transiting Schengen countries and the UK due to the rising number of cases and deaths in the region.
Out of the 57 positive cases in Vietnam, 16 patients were successfully treated and discharged from hospital care last month, before a spate of new cases started last week with most originating from flights from European countries, considered the new epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
Just updated case number 57