According to the ministry’s report, five among the new patients including four men and a woman aged between 24-51 returned from Russia on October 16 at the Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province. They were sent to a local quarantine area upon arrival.
They tested positive for coronavirus on October 17 and are now being treated at a hospital in Ha Long City.
The next patient is a seven-month old boy who returned from Australia at Can Tho International Airport on October 15. He was sent to quarantine upon arrival in Tien Giang Province and tested positive for coronavirus on October 17.
He is now being treated at Long Dinh Field Hospital for Covid-19 patients in Tien Giang.
The two last patients are two men aged 23 and 35 who returned from Myanmar at Cam Ranh International Airport in Khanh Hoa Province on October 15. They were also sent to a local quarantine area upon arrival and tested positive for the virus on October 18.
With these new infection cases, the number of imported Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 443.
As of 6pm on October 18 a total of 1031 Covid-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital. There have been 35 deaths, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.
The country has gone 46 days without reporting any new case in the community.
At present, 13515 people who had close contact with Covid-19 patients or returned from virus-hit areas are being monitored at hospitals, quarantine facilities, and at home.