HCMC – Five Vietnamese citizens returning home from the U.S. and Russia have been confirmed as positive for Covid-19, taking the total infections in Vietnam to 401 cases as of this morning, July 22.
These five fresh cases were quarantined upon arrival in the country, said the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control.
Of them, one 58-year-old woman was repatriated home from the U.S. on July 16 and was quarantined in the northern province of Hai Duong. The HCMC resident, tagged as the 397th case, is being monitored and treated at Hai Duong Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
The remaining four patients, tagged from the 398th to 401st, are residents of Hanoi, Nam Dinh, and Hung Yen, aged between 24 and 25. These four returned from Russia on July 17 on Flight VN5062 and landed at Van Don airport. They are receiving treatment at Hoa Binh General Hospital.
Yesterday, 12 other Covid-19 cases onboard the same Flight VN5062, which had transited in Belarus, were confirmed.
As of this morning, Vietnam has gone 97 consecutive days without community transmission of Covid-19. No fatalities due to the pandemic were reported so far.