Vietnam’s oldest Covid-19 patient, a centenarian, is discharged from hospital

Saturday, 2020-09-12 16:24:01
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Five Covid-19 patients in Quang Nam Province are discharged from hospital.
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NDO - A 100-year-old woman in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam’s oldest Covid-19 patient, has been declared free of the coronavirus and was discharged from hospital on September 12 along with four other patients in the same province.

Known as patient 592, she was admitted to Quang Nam Central Hospital on August 1 after testing positive for the virus, technically known as SARS-CoV-2.

The other four recovered patients are a 13-year-old boy and a 75-year-old woman in Dai Loc District, and two women in Duy Xuyen District.

Deputy Director of the Quang Nam Health Department Mai Van Muoi said these five people will continue to be isolated and at home for 14 days and will be tested two more times before they can re-join the community.

A total of 76 Covid-19 patients in Quang Nam Province have been cured and released from hospital previously.

Meanwhile, the municipal government in Da Nang, the epicentre of Vietnam’s latest coronavirus outbreak, held a ceremony to bid farewell to 62 health workers from Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong and Nghe An Province who had been dispatched to Da Nang to help with the virus containment efforts.

They are the last to leave the city after the coronavirus has been essentially brought under control more than a month after its resurgence in late July.

At the meeting, Da Nang Chairman Huynh Duc Tho expressed his sincere gratitude to the doctors and underlined the extreme value of their assistance in a difficult time when the city’s health system became understaffed due to a rising number of Covid-19 cases.

In neighbouring Thua Thien Hue Province, the local government also lifted the ban on some social activities starting from September 12 but are still asking for the adherence to safety guidelines.