VN enters 54th day without new COVID-19 community infection
07:17 | 09/06/2020
VGP – Viet Nam has entered the 54th day without new COVID-19 community infection, said the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

As of 6:10 am on June 9, the country’s patient tally was 332, including 192 imported cases immediately quarantined upon arrivals.

Of the total 316 have been cleared of the virus, accounting for 95.2% and the current patients include 16 tested negative for the virus at least once.

As many as 8,182 people are under quarantine due to having been in close contact with COVID-19 patients or returned from foreign countries and territories.

Regarding patient 91, who is a British national, Luong Ngoc Khue, Associate Professor, deputy head of the Sub-committee for COVID-19 prevention and treatment said he is experiencing “miraculous recovery”.

The patient has been put off a life support machine called Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for five days and could sit up, swing his legs and write, Khue added.

The patient’s recovery indicates the extraordinary efforts of our health workers at the Cho Ray Hospital, with strong support from top doctors from medical facilities nationwide, said Khue.

The British man has undergone 91 days of treatment since he was admitted to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases on Mary 18./.

By Ngoc Van

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