Vietnam faces high risk of imported Covid-19 transmission
ChandraGarran04 24-11-2020, 19:10

The Saigon Times

Vietnam faces high risk of imported Covid-19 transmission
Doctors wear protective gear and spray disinfectant for each other before working in an isolation center. Vietnam reported four new imported Covid-19 cases tonight – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – Two returnees from the Czech Republic and two experts from India have become Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 cases, taking the country’s tally to 1,316 this evening, November 24, according to the Ministry of Health.

The two Vietnamese nationals, aged 55 and 57, arrived at Can Tho International Airport on November 22. The man and woman were quarantined in Vinh Long Province after their arrival and tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, a day later. The residents of Nam Dinh and Nghe An provinces are being treated at the Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital in Vinh Long Province.

The two Indian experts, aged 30 and 38, entered Vietnam from India through Hanoi-based Noi Bai International Airport on November 20 and were put under quarantine immediately. The two men tested positive for the disease on November 23 and are receiving treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi City.

Up to now, 1,153 Covid-19 patients in Vietnam have made a full recovery. Among the active cases, 30 people have tested negative for Covid-19 one to three times.