Vietnam confirms five imported COVID-19 cases

Wednesday, 2020-09-09 21:31:30
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Vietnam confirmed five new imported COVID-19 cases on September 9 evening.
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam confirmed five new imported COVID-19 cases on September 9 evening, according to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

After arriving at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Flight VN28 from Ukraine on September 1, they were put under quarantine in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau.

They tested negative to SARS-CoV-2 for the first time on September 3 and positive the second time on September 9.

Vietnam has so far recorded 1059 infection cases, 691 of them are locally-transmitted.

Also on September 9, 21 patients were given the all-clear from the virus, including 10 in Da Nang, four in Hanoi, four in Quang Nam, two in Bac Lieu and one in Dak Lak.

Among patients under treatment at medical establishments, 16 tested negative once, 13 twice and 21 others thrice.

The country also recorded 35 fatalities related to COVID-19, most of them suffered serious underlying diseases.

As many as 37,474 people nationwide who had close contact with patients or entered from pandemic-hit areas are under quarantine, 834 of them are in hospitals, 13,365 in other establishments and 23,274 at homes.

The Health Ministry has urged each Vietnamese citizen to download Bluezone app at to receive infection risk warnings.