Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally jumps by 21
The Saigon Times
|A woman at a centralized quarantine center has her body temperature checked. Vietnam has had 21 new imported Covid-19 cases – PHOTO: VNA|
HCMC – Vietnam’s total number of Covid-19 cases has increased by 21 to 2,758 this evening, April 15, with all of the fresh cases entering Vietnam from overseas and being quarantined upon their arrival in the country, according to the Health Ministry.
Of the total new cases, five were reported in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre. The five arrived home from the Philippines on Flight VJ2527, which landed at Can Tho International Airport on March 29 and were immediately quarantined in Ben Tre.They tested positive for Covid-19 on April 14 and are being treated at the Ben Tre Province Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital.
Five other patients in HCMC include four locals – two women and two men – and an Indian expert.
Of the cases, the two women arrived at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport from the United Arab Emirates on April 13, and were found to be infected with Covid-19 two days later, while the Indian expert flew to Vietnam from the United Arab Emirates on April 10 and tested positive for Covid-19 on April 14.
For the two male patients, one returned to Vietnam from Qatar on April 11, while the other entered Vietnam from Thailand on March 31. The two were also found to be infected with the disease on April 14.
All the five are receiving medical treatment at the Cu Chi Field Hospital.
One case was reported in Thai Nguyen, who is a man residing in Nghe An Province. On April 9, he flew back to Vietnam from Japan through the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and was sent to a centralized quarantine center in Thai Nguyen. He was found to be diagnosed with Covid-19 on April 15 and is being treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s Dong Anh District.
Two more cases, a man and a woman, were reported in An Giang Province. They entered the country through the Long Binh International Border Gate and was immediately quarantined in An Giang. The two tested positive for Covid-19 today and are being treated at the medical center of An Phu District.
Seven cases in Danang are all men. One flew back to Vietnam from Japan through the Danang International Airport on April 4, another on April 5, one more on April 7 and four others on April 13.
All of them were found to be infected with Covid-19 on April 14 and are being treated at the Danang Lung Hospital.
The remainder is a two-year-old girl who flew to Vietnam from Angola on March 31 through the Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh and was quarantined in Bac Ninh Province. She tested positive for Covid-19 on April 15 and is being treated at the Bac Ninh General Hospital.