Vietnam has not recorded any new Covid-19 infections in the community for 22 straight days. the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control said Friday morning, the number of cases still stands at 288.
Yesterday, the country reported 17 new imported coronavirus cases in biggest single-day rise. All 17 new patients are Vietnamese returnees and being quarantined on arrival. Of the new cases, six are male and 11 female. One of the patients is a newborn boy and the rest are between 20 and 58 years of age.
According to a report by VNExpress, the new patients are among 297 Vietnamese repatriated from the UAE on Vietnam Airlines flight VN0088 on Sunday. The flight landed at Can Tho Airport in the Mekong Delta and all passengers were quarantined at a university dorm in the nearby Bac Lieu Province. The 17 infected are now treated at the Bac Lieu General Hospital. Crew members on the flight have also been quarantined.
Vietnam News Agency reported that among the total, 148 are imported cases, and they were put in quarantine upon their arrival in the country.
So far, 233 patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease.
Meanwhile, others patients are currently under treatment at central and provincial-level health care establishments, and most of them are in stable condition.
Meanwhile, there are 20,942 people kept in quarantine at present including 169 at hospitals, 6,469 at other quarantine facilities, and 14,304 at home.
As of Friday morning, the Covid-19 pandemic has spread to 212 countries and territories, 3,913,559 infected and reported deaths have reached more than 270,422 according to worldometers