HCMC hospital: Chinese coronavirus patient recovers after week-long treatment
14:02 | 28/01/2020
VGP -  A Chinese national, Li Zichao, who contracted the novel coronavirus from his father, has recovered after a week-long treatment at Cho Ray hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

The facade of Cho Ray hospital in Ho Chi Minh City

Zichao is able to breathe without the assistance of a respirator and eats food normally,
according to Nguyen Tri Thuc, Director of the Cho Ray hospital.

Meanwhile, his father, Li Ding is getting better. He sleeps and eats without difficulty and his organs are functioning well, but he still needs a ventilator but he is still tested negative for the disease, Thuc said.

Ding arrived in Ha Noi on January 13 from Wuhan, China and then travelled to the central coastal city of Nha Trang while his son has been in the Mekong Delta province of Long An for four months and came to Nha Trang to meet his father. They then moved to Ho Chi Minh City and Long An.

On January 17, the father suffered fever and three days latter, the son had similar symptoms. They were hospitalized on January 22 and tested positive for the pneumonia.

The coronavirus has spread from mainland China to Thailand, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, the U.S., Singapore, Malaysia, France, Canada and Viet Nam.

According to Xinhua news agency, Chinese health authorities announced Wednesday that 5,974 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions by the end of Tuesday. A total of 132 people have died of the disease.

In Viet Nam, no local has infected the virus yet but the Vietnamese Government has demonstrated high focus prevention and control of the pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (nCoV) amid rising death toll and infections in China./.

By Huong Giang

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