By Thanh An – Translated by Anh Quan
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All the latest cases were swiftly placed into quarantine upon their entry and are now undergoing treatment at local hospitals.
Following the detection of the latest case, the national infection count has risen to 2,781, including 1,570 local infections and 1,211 imported cases.
Among the overall figure, a total of 2,475 have subsequently been given the all-clear, with the death toll remaining at 35.
Furthermore, 45 of those still receiving treatment have since tested negative for the virus at least once. In addition, there are 40,443 people who are currently in quarantine nationwide, the Ministry noted, adding that 66,366 people have received the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination as of 4 p.m. on April 16.
In response to national COVID-19 prevention and control measures, the southern province of Ben Tre is striving to urgently accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination process for all those involved in frontline anti-pandemic work.
Ben Tre province has been allocated a total of 7,300 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the Ministry of Health, with the first vaccination drive set to focus on five priority groups who are working at medical facilities with high risk of infection.
Eight more returnees infected with Covid-19
The Saigon Times
|Residents completing their quarantine period are granted with certificates. Vietnam has had eight more imported Covid-19 cases – PHOTO: VNA|
HCMC – The Ministry of Health has confirmed eight new imported Covid-19 patients, including six in Khanh Hoa, one in Kien Giang and one in Danang, taking the country’s Covid-19 tally to 2,781 as of this evening, April 17.
Among the six cases in Khanh Hoa, four returned to Vietnam from Japan on flight VJ5139 on April 15 and were put under quarantine after arriving at the Cam Ranh International Airport.
Another woman came back to Vietnam from Russia on flight VN5064 on April 13. Meanwhile, a man flew from Japan on April 11.
The six tested positive for Covid-10 on April 17 and are being treated at the Khanh Hoa Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
The patient in Kien Giang entered Vietnam through Ha Tien International Border Gate. She was found to be infected with Covid-19 on April 15 and is under medical treatment at the medical center of Ha Tien City.
The remaining case, who was reported in Danang, is a male resident of Nghe An Province. He flew from Romania to Vietnam through the Danang International Airport. He tested positive for Covid-19 on April 16 and is being treated at the Danang Lung Hospital.
In related news, the Ministry of Health has established five teams to inspect the management of entry or exit process, quarantine and Covid-19 vaccination. Accordingly, a team will do the job in Kien Giang, Can Tho and Vinh Long; the second team in Dong Thap and Long An; the third team in An Giang and Tien Giang; another team in Ben Tre, Tra Vinh and Hau Giang; the last team in Bac Lieu, Ca Mau and Soc Trang.
The new patient, a 25-year-old Chinese man, has been quarantined since his entry into the country via the Huu Nghi Border Gate in northern Lang Son province on April 13.
He is undergoing treatment at the branch in Hanoi’s Dong Anh district of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
So far, Vietnam has seen 2,475 recoveries from the coronavirus disease, according to the ministry’s Department of Medical Service Administration.
Eleven of those still under treatment have tested negative for the virus once, 16 others twice, and 18 thrice.
There are 40,443 people kept in quarantine nationwide at present, the ministry noted, adding that 66,366 people had received COVID-19 vaccination as of 4pm on April 16.