Health ministry confirms 61st COVID-19 infection case

Update: 09:02 | 17/03/2020
The latest patient is a 42-year old man in Thuan Nam district of the central province of Ninh Thuan, according to the Ministry of Health.
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He left for Malaysia on February 27 and flew to Ho Chi Minh City on flight VJ826 on March 4.

On March 10, the man showed symptoms of sore throat and fever and went to Ninh Thuan’s General Hospital on March 15 for medical checks and treatment.

Earlier the same day, the ministry reported three new infection cases, including two Vietnamese and one French national.

The Vietnamese patients include a 26-year old female student living in Dien Bien Ward, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi returned home from France on March 15.

The other patient is a stewardess, aged 30, who served on the flight VN0054 from the UK to Vietnam. The flight carrying more than 200 passengers and crew members landed at Noi Bai International Airport on March 2.

On March 14, the stewardess showed symptoms of fever and cough and tested positive for the virus a day later.

Meanwhile, the French man, aged 29, was on a flight from France to Vietnam on March 9. After arriving in Vietnam, he traveled to several tourist destinations in Ha Noi and Ninh Binh Province.

On March 15, he returned to Ha Noi and was confirmed positive for the virus the same day.

All the above patients are being treated at the Campus No. 2 of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Ha Noi.

All of them have been reportedly in stable health conditions.

Of the total infection cases in Vietnam, 16 had been cleared of the virus and discharged from hospitals while all the rest have been confirmed since March 6.

The current patients include 18 foreign nationals from the UK, Germany, France, Ireland, Latvia, the Czech Republic.

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