Most legislators reject proposal to assign Public Security Ministry to issue driving licenses
tranthuy02 17-11-2020, 19:24

The Saigon Times

Most legislators reject proposal to assign Public Security Ministry to issue driving licenses
Medical workers take a blood specimen from a local for Covid-19 testing. Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally rose to 1,288 today, November 17 – PHOTO: MINISTRY OF HEALTH

HCMC - Five returnees from Russia have tested positive for Covid-19, taking Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally to 1,288 as of this evening, November 17, the Ministry of Health reported.

Two of them, including a 33-year-old man residing in Hung Nguyen District, Nghe An Province and a 29-year-old man from Bac Giang Province, returned to Vietnam on flight VN5062 on October 31, and were transported to a quarantine center in Hoa Binh Province after arriving at the Van Don International Airport.

The patients are being treated at Hoa Binh Province General Hospital.

The other patients flew back to Vietnam on November 11. They include three women aged between 25 and 66 who reside in Hoan Kiem and My Duc districts, Hanoi. They were put under quarantine right after arriving at the Cam Ranh International Airport.

They are currently under treatment at Khanh Hoa Province Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Up to now, 1,124 Covid-19 patients in Vietnam have fully recovered, while 35 others have died of the respiratory disease. Among the active cases, 34 people have tested negative for Covid-19 one to three times.

More than 16,000 people who came back from pandemic-hit countries or had close contact with Covid-19 patients are being quarantined at hospitals, quarantine centers or at home.

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