Four U.S. returnees confirmed latest cases of COVID-19
20:44 | 20/01/2021
VGP – Viet Nam confirmed four new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the patient tally to 1,544.

The latest patients are Vietnamese brought home from the U.S.

Patient 1,541 is a 72-year-old woman in Hoa Hiep Nam Ward, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang City.

She flew from the U.S. to Hong Kong and then took flight CX799 to Ho Chi Minh City on January 17.

The patient is being treated at the city’s Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Patients numbered 1,542 – 1,544 are natives of Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.

They flew from the U.S. to the Republic of Korea and then took flight OZ735 to Ho Chi Minh City on January 17.

They are being treated at the city’s Cu Chi field hospital.

The same day, four more patients were declared free of the virus, bringing the total recoveries to 1,406.

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has been brought under control in Viet Nam, the Government has still maintained high level of vigilance to prevent external source of transmission.

The Government requested all entrants must undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine.

 The Government also ordered subordinate levels to strictly control borders in order to absolutely prevent illegal entrants./.

By Thuy Dung

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