Vietnam confirmed five more infections of the new coronavirus on Tuesday, raising its total to 66.
They are two Vietnamese students returning to Hanoi from Britain, and three locals in Ho Chi Minh City. VNExpress, a Vietnamese media reports.
Case 62nd, 18, is a citizen of Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District, who touched down in Van Don airport in Quang Ninh Province in northern Vietnam on a Vietnam Airlines flight on Monday. This patient is now hospitalized at Vietnam-Sweden Hospital in Uong Bi Town of Quang Ninh.
Case 63rd is a resident at Mandarin Garden apartment building in Cau Giay District, landed in Noi Bai International Airport from Britain via Thai Airways flight TG564 last Sunday. She is now treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Case 64th, 36, resides at Nguyen Thi Tan Street in Ward 2 of HCMC’s District 8. She flew back from Switzerland and transited in Dubai before landing at Tan Son Nhat Airport on flight EK392 of Emirate Airlines on March 12 along with her boyfriend, who had already traveled to Hong Kong.
On Monday, she was taken to a medical center in District 8 for centralized quarantine and had her samples tested for Covid-19. The result came back positive. She has been admitted to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, HCMC.
Case 65th is a 28-year-old woman in Ward 17 of Go Vap District. She works at the TOTO Vietnam Co. Ltd at 1A Pham Ngoc Thach street, Ben Nghe Ward in District 1. March 7 and 10, she had worked directly with two men who were tested positive last week in the city.
She started to feel fatigued on the morning of March 10 and isolated herself at home the next day. She was sent to a medical camp in District 8 on March 13 and is now under quarantine at the city’s field hospital in Cu Chi District, HCMC.
Case 66th, 21, resides at Park View apartment building at 107 Nguyen Duc Canh street, District 7, HCMC.
On March 14, she traveled from the U.S. to Toronto, Canada, and transited in Taiwan. She arrived in Vietnam on Monday on flight BR 395 of Eva Air. She did not show any Covid-19 symptom when entering Vietnam and was tested the same day she got back.
HCMC authorities have locked down two alleys, one on Nguyen Thi Tan Street of District 8 and the other Alley No. 248 on Pham Ngu Lao Street, and Park View building following the infection of the three residents. Several houses near Nguyen Thi Tan and Pham Ngu Lao alleys have been put in quarantine and those who have been in direct contact with the two patients have had their samples taken for testing.
Of the top five localities, Hanoi has the biggest number of infections (16), followed by Vinh Phuc Province (11, all discharged), Binh Thuan (nine), HCMC (11, three discharged) and Quang Ninh (5).
Reporting by Le Phuong @ VNExpress