7th nCoV case confirmed in Viet Nam
09:37 | 02/02/2020
VGP – The Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed the 7th novel Coronavirus infection case in Viet Nam.

The latest virus infection case is being quarantined at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City

The latest case, a Vietnamese American, is being quarantined at the Hospital for Tropical Disease in Ho Chi Minh City.

The patient, who transited through Wuhan on January 15 on his way from the US to Viet Nam, was having a fever, coughing, and suffering shortness of breath, the health ministry said in a report.

Tests showed that he sustained damage to his lungs, with his throat sample collected on January 31 and returning positive now.

H. left the U.S. on January 14 and arrived in Wuhan on January 15. He stayed in the city for two hours.

He landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on January 16.

The Wuhan novel Coronavirus has claimed at 305 people, including one in the Philippines, and sickened 14,556, the ministry said on Sunday morning.

In Viet Nam, the confirmed patients include two Chinese and three French tourists./.

By Quang Minh

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