Health Ministry confirms six new imported cases of Covid-19
The Saigon Times
|Health workers prepare Covid-19 vaccine doses to inject into volunteers. Four Vietnamese citizens and two Indian experts who entered Vietnam from overseas have been confirmed as Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patients – PHOTO: VNA|
HCMC – Four Vietnamese citizens and two Indian experts who entered Vietnam from overseas have been confirmed as Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patients, sending the total number of cases in the country to 2,791 as of this evening, April 19, said the Ministry of Health.
The fresh cases were taken to quarantine centers upon their arrival in the country.
Among them, one Indian expert traveled from Dubai to Vietnam through Noi Bai International Airport on April 18 and is under medical treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
The other Indian expert entered from Vietnam from India on April 10, transiting in Dubai. He is being treated and quarantined in HCMC.
As for the four Vietnamese citizens, a man returned home from Japan on April 16 and is under medical treatment in the central province of Phu Yen, while a Saigonese entered Vietnam through Moc Bai Border Gate in Tay Ninh Province on April 17 and is being quarantined and treated at a local medical center.
The two remaining cases arrived home from the U.S. and South Korea in April. They are under treatment at Cu Chi field hospital in HCMC.
To date, 2,475 coronavirus patients in the country have fully recovered, while 35 others had died of the respiratory disease.