Illustrative photo.According to the ministry’s report, the new patients include a 49-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man who arrived from Canada at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province on November 16.
They were sent to a quarantine area in Ha Nam Province upon arrival and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on November 17.
The two patients are now being treated at the Ha Nam Provincial General Hospital.
The other two patients are two men aged 28 and 67 who returned from the UK at Van Don Airport on November 6.
They were sent to a quarantine area in Nam Dinh Province upon arrival and tested positive for SAR-CoV-2 on November 19.
The patients are now being treated at the Hanoi-based Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
With these new infection cases, the number of imported Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 613.
As of 6 pm on November 19, a total of 1,142 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 77 days without reporting any new case in the community.
At present, over 16,888 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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