Two Burmese and Vietnamese duo announced as recovered from COVID-19

Friday, 2020-07-31 15:32:39
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The four COVID-19 patients given the all-clear from the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on Friday morning. (Photo provided by the hospital)
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NDO – Four COVID-19 patients, including two Myanmar nationals, were declared as recovered from the disease on Friday morning (Jul 31).

>>> 45 COVID-19 infections detected in Da Nang on July 31 morning

An announcement from the Sub-Committee for Treatment under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said that the two Burmese and Vietnamese duo were released from the Hanoi-based National Hospital for Tropical Diseases this morning, following their full recovery from the disease.

The two Vietnamese nationalities, known as Patient 356 (male, 42 years old) and Patient 359 (male, 35 years old), were hospitalised on July 5 and had multiple negative test results before being given the all-clear.

The Burmese duo – Patient 383 (male, 40 years old) and Patient 413 (male, 31 years old) – were admitted to the hospital on July 19 and were also released after showing multiple negative test results.

The patients’ health is now stable, without any fever, cough, or shortness of breath, thus making them eligible for the all-clear.

They will continue to be isolated and monitored at home for the next 14 days.

The latest recoveries bring the number of COVID-19 patients free from the coronavirus in Vietnam to 373 out of a total of 509 confirmed cases.

This morning, Vietnam confirmed 45 new community transmissions who have been isolated since the first infection detected in Da Nang City after over three months without any local transmissions.

The central coastal city has emerged as new COVID-19 hotspot in Vietnam, accounting for the majority of the 93 community infections since July 25. The city is on a lockdown with strict social distancing measures.

As of 14:00 on July 31, Vietnam had detected 509 infected cases, including 373 having been declared as recovered.

A quarantine post on the border of Quang Nam Province set up this morning in Da Nang. (Photo: NDO/Anh Dao)

In order to advance the control and prevention of COVID-19 spread, Da Nang authorities on Friday set up eight check points at the gateways to the city. They have been operation from 8 am this morning and will stay so until further notice from the People's Committee of Da Nang.

At quarantine points, local interdisciplinary forces have the duty to control, detect and prevent people and vehicles from entering and leaving Da Nang, except for special cases. Inter-provincial fixed passenger transport routes, as well as contract cars, tourist cars, taxis and buses with itineraries crossing Da Nang are not allowed to stop at the city to pick up or drop off passengers.

In addition, the forces are responsible for measuring the body temperature of and requiring passengers to make medical declarations, while detecting any suspected cases and providing information on the operation of the posts for both foreigners and Vietnamese citizens to abide by.

Thai Binh Province’s citizens returning from Da Nang are required to submit a medical declaration. ((Photo: NDO/Mai Tu)

Also on Friday, the Ministry of Health issued an emergency notice, proposing that all citizens who have been to Da Nang Hospital from July 1, as well as passengers on board the flight VN166 departure from Da Nang to Hanoi at 8:30 on July 25, to immediately contact the nearest health agencies for advice, support and screening for COVID-19.

Also, these individuals should contact the hotlines: 1900.9095 (Ministry of Health), 0905.108.844 (Centre for Disease Control of Da Nang City), and 0969.082.115/0949.396.115 (Hanoi’s Centre for Disease Control) to provide phone numbers of their close contacts, as well as making an online medical declaration at https://tokhaiyte.vn or installing the NCOVI mobile app from https://ncovi.vn to regularly update their health status. They have been advised to install the Bluezone app at http://www.bluezone.gov.vn to be alerted of infection risks.