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Vietnam reports four new Covid-19 cases

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Medical workers take samples from suspected cases for coronavirus testing. The Ministry of Health has announced four more coronavirus patients – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – The Ministry of Health has announced four more coronavirus patients, who had come back to Vietnam from abroad, taking the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 318 on May 16.

The four had been put under quarantine after their arrival, proving there was no risk of community spread.

The 315th patient, a 39-year-old man, illegally traveled to Vietnam from Cambodia on May 2 and visited his aunt in Tay Ninh Province’s Tan Chau District.

At his aunt’s request, the man then showed up at a police station and was sent to a centralized center on May 3.

On May 5, he tested negative for the coronavirus, but his second test result came back positive on May 15. The patient is being treated at Tay Ninh General Hospital, while 17 people, who had earlier come into close contact with the 315th case, are under quarantine in the province.

Another patient, confirmed as the 316th, flew back to Vietnam from the Philippines through Can Tho International Airport on May 14. The 19-year-old man tested positive for the virus on May 15. The resident of Danang City is receiving treatment at Sa Dec General Hospital in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.

The remaining two patients, tagged as the 317th and 318th, onboard Flight VN0062 departing from Russia arrived at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province on May 13.

The 29-year-old man and the 41-year-old woman tested positive for Covid-19 on May 16. The residents of Khanh Hoa and Thanh Hoa provinces are being treated at Thai Binh General Hospital.

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