Two Vietnamese, one French tested positive for COVID-19, total rises to 60
19:40 | 16/03/2020
VGP - The Ministry of Health has reported that two more Vietnamese people and a French national tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 60.
The Vietnamese patients include a 26-year old female student living in Dien Bien Ward, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi returned home from France on March 15.
 
The other patient is a stewardess, aged 30, who served on the flight VN0054 from the UK to Viet Nam. The flight carrying more than 200 passengers and crew members landed at Noi Bai International Airport on March 2.
 
On March 14, the stewardess showed symptoms of fever and cough and tested positive for the virus a day later.
 
Meanwhile, the French man, aged 29, was on a flight from France to Viet Nam on March 9. After arriving in Viet Nam, he travelled to several tourist destinations in Ha Noi and Ninh Binh Province.
 
On March 15, he returned to Ha Noi and was confirmed positive for the virus the same day.
 
All the above patients are being treated at the Campus No. 2 of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Ha Noi.
 
All of them have been reportedly in stable health conditions.
 
Of the total infection cases in Viet Nam, 16 had been cleared of the virus and discharged from hospitals while all the rest have been confirmed since March 6.

The current patients include 18 foreign nationals from the UK, Germany, France, Ireland, Latvia, the Czech Republic./.

By Huong Giang

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