According to the ministry’s report, the new patients include three women and two men aged between 25-66 who arrived on two flights at Van Don International Airport on October 31 and Cam Ranh International Airport on November 11.
They were sent to quarantine areas in Hoa Binh and Khanh Hoa provinces upon arrival and tested positive for SAR-CoV-2 on November 16.
The patients are now being treated at hospitals in Khanh Hoa and Hoa Binh provinces.
With these new infection cases, the number of imported Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 597.
As of 6 pm on November 17, a total of 1,124 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 75 days without reporting any new case in the community.
At present, over 16,125 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.
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