Vietnam records 45 more Covid-19 cases Friday morning, all linked to a recent outbreak in the central city of Danang according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
With the new 45 patients, Vietnam has recorded 93 locally transmitted coronavirus cases since the pandemic resurfaced in the community last Saturday. The Health & Life, a state-run media reported.
All the newly recorded Da Nang cases are people who used to visited, treatment or had taken care of patients at the Da Nang Hospitals.
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As of today morning, Vietnam has confirmed 509 Covid-19 cases so far, 140 of them active, 369 have recovered, and there has not been a Covid-19 death to date.
Of the 93 cases of Covid-19 community transmission recorded in the last six days, 79 are in Da Nang, eight in Quang Nam, two in Hanoi, two in Ho Chi Minh City, one in Quang Ngai and one in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.
About 18,000 tourists who had been in Danang have returned to the southern business hub of Ho Chi Minh City, authorities said on Tuesday. Another 21,000 returned to Hanoi, the city’s governing body said on Wednesday.
The Vietnam’s Ministry of Health issued an urgent notice to trace people who have visited the venues or places where confirmed COVID-19 patients have been.
They called on anyone who has visited the these locations in Da Nang City and Quảng Nam Province – Vietnam’s latest COVID-19 hotspots – to come forward and seek medical help as soon as possible.
They must also self-quarantine at home, file a health status declaration at https://tokhaiyte.vn or download NCOVI app (the links for download can be found at https://ncovi.vn) and frequently submit information regarding their health.