The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control of Vietnam has confirmed one new coronavirus cases recored on Sunday evening, bringing the total amount of people who have caught the virus in the country to 271.
According to VNExpress, “Patient 271”, 37 years old man, British national, expert of an Oil and Gas company, who entered the Vietnam to implement a project. On 28/4, he entered Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city from England by private jet, accompanying with 12 others. All of them have been put in isolation immediately in Can Gio district, Ho Chi Minh City.
The man first tested negative for virus along with the other people on board but a second test taken on Saturday revealed a positive result.
He is currently being treated at the Cu Chi Field Hospital in Ho Chi Minh city.
This is the first new case in the country since April 24 when two Vietnamese students returning home from Japan both tested positive.
Of the 271 Covid-19 patients confirmed so far, 217 have been discharged and 53 are undergoing treatment, including 14 relapsed patients with the latest two cases confirmed Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City.
297 Vietnamese returnees from UAE quarantined in Mekong Delta
Many Vietnamese returning from the United Arab Emirates arrived at Can Tho Airport early Sunday morning and were quarantined in the nearby Bac Lieu Province. VNExpress reported.
The returnees, including children, students under 18, the elderly and unemployed workers, came on Vietnam Airlines flight VN88. They have been quarantined at the dormitory of Bac Lieu University in the eponymous province by local military authorities.
The province has prepared facilities to place up to 2,100 people under quarantine.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.