HCMC – The Ministry of Health today, April 24, confirmed two new coronavirus cases after eight consecutive days without any new case reported.
Up to now, Vietnam has reported 270 coronavirus cases, with 245 of them having recovered.
Two new cases are Vietnamese students returning home from Japan on April 21. The 269th patient is a 23-year-old man residing in Viet Yen District, Bac Giang Province, while the 270th patient is a 22-year-old woman in Yen Dung District in the same province.
They were on the same flight with 160 other passengers residing in 32 cities and provinces. All of them were transported to Thai Binh Province for quarantine right after arriving at Van Don Airport in Quang Ninh.
“We took samples from the passengers for Covid-19 testing on April 21 and two of them tested positive. The two patients are now being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases,” said Pham Van Diu, director of the Thai Binh Province Department of Health.
Forty-eight of the passengers are pregnant and seven are children, according to Diu.