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Vietnam has 17 new coronavirus cases, all from same flight
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Vietnam has 17 new coronavirus cases, all from same flight

The Saigon Times

People fill in the health declaration form at a quarantine center - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC - The Ministry of Health reported 17 new coronavirus cases today, May 7, all of whom are Vietnamese returning to the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu from the United Arab Emirates on flight VN0088 on May 3.

Six of the patients are male and 11 are female, including three people of a family who lived with a coronavirus patient when they were in Dubai. They are aged between 20 and 58, except a months-old child.

They were on the same flight with 280 other passengers. All of them, as well as the flight crew, were put under quarantine on arriving in Bac Lieu Province and their samples were taken to the Pasteur Institute HCMC for coronavirus test.

All 17 patients are being treated at Bac Lieu General Hospital. Up to now, Vietnam has reported 288 coronavirus cases. Of them, 233 patients have recovered and been discharged from the hospital, including one case in Ha Tinh Province today.

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