Vietnam clear of COVID-19 community infections for 65 straight days

Saturday, 2020-06-20 09:50:49
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Up to 326 of 349 COVID-19 patients in Vietnam have recovered. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam had been clear of community infections for 65 straight days, with no fresh COVID-19 cases reported on June 20 morning, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The national tally stays at 349, including 209 imported cases that were quarantined upon arrival.

A total of 10,500 people in close contact with infected people or returning from pandemic-hit countries are under medical monitoring or quarantine, including 162 at hospitals, 9,387 at State-designated facilities, and 952 at home.

Up to 326 patients have recovered, accounting for 93.4 percent of the total cases while the remaining 23 are being treated at provincial and central hospitals and in stable health condition.

Among the active patients, four have tested negative for the coronavirus at least twice.

Most recently, a Vietnam Airlines flight brought 309 Vietnamese citizens home from Angola thanks to joint efforts. Passengers on the flight included children, the elderly, sick people, pregnant women, workers with expired visas and contracts.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Angola sent officers to the airport to assist citizens in making check-in procedures and solve arising issues.

Vietnamese citizen in Luanda, Angola waiting to board the plane home on June 18.

Immediately after the flight landed in Van Don, the northeastern province of Quang Ninh, all passengers and crew members were given health check and quarantined in line with regulations.

Earlier, the flight brought face masks and protective gear as gifts of the Vietnamese government to Angola.

Following instructions of the Prime Minister, Vietnamese agencies will continue to coordinate with representative agencies abroad to arrange more flights to take Vietnamese citizens back home based on citizens’ wish and domestic quarantine capacity.