Five imported COVID-19 cases confirmed, total rises to 1,074
18:15 | 27/09/2020
VGP – With five new imported cases of COVID-19 confirmed this afternoon, the patient tally rose to 1,074, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

All of the latest patients landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on September 25 on flight VN5010 from France.

They, aged between 25 and 34, are natives of the northern province of Ha Nam.

The latest patients are being treated at the General Hospital in Southern province of Binh Duong.

Of the country’s patient tally, 999 have recovered and exited hospitals while 35 others have been reported dead.

The nation is placing 16,829 people under quarantine and medically surveillance, of whom 272 at hospitals, 10,995 at concentrated camps, and 5,562 at places of residence.

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As the pandemic has been brought under control, the Government had decided to resume international commercial flights to facilitate entry of foreign diplomatic and official passport holders, investors, business managers and skilled workers while continuing rescuing efforts to repatriate citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19.

The Government had identified acceleration of disbursement of public investment capital as one of the key solutions to economic recovery.

In a bid to foster the implementation of key transport projects, the Ministry of Transport is preparing for official kick-off of three out of 11 sub-projects of the North-South expressway on September 29.

In addition, official visits have also be resumed, with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea Kang Kyung Wha becoming the first Foreign Minister to have visited Viet Nam so far this year.

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is set to pay an official visit to Viet Nam from September 29-30 at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh./.

By Anh Minh

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