Vietnam confirmed one more Covid-19 case Tuesday evening, a Vietnamese man repatriated from Russia two weeks ago.
“Patient 327,” 31, landed in Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Vietnam Airlines flight VN0062 on May 13.
He was sent to quarantine at a military school in the northern province of Thai Binh and tested negative by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Thai Binh three times in row.
On Monday, his fourth test turned out to be positive. The National Institute of Hygiene And Epidemiology in Hanoi announced his sample to be positive for the novel coronavirus one more time Tuesday.
He has been admitted to the Thai Binh General Hospital for treatment.
With him, 33 people boarding the Russia flight have contracted the new coronavirus, two male attendants and the rest all passengers. The flight carried 345 Vietnamese from Russia back home following a government’s program to repatriate citizens from pandemic-hit areas overseas.
Tuesday addition brought the nation’s Covid-19 tally at 327. Of them, 55 are active patients and 272 have been discharged from hospitals.
Of Vietnam’s Covid-19 cases, 187 have been imported and the remaining found in the community. Vietnam has gone through 40 days without recording any community transmission.
Until to date, there have been no Covid-19 linked deaths in Vietnam.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected 213 countries and territories, with more than 348,300 deaths reported.
By Le Nga @ VNExpress