Vietnam reports 34th COVID-19 patient

Update: 17:50 | 10/03/2020
A Vietnamese woman, aged 51, has been confirmed the 34th novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patient in Vietnam.
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On February 22, the patient flew from Vietnam to New York, the US after transiting in South Korea’s Incheon airport.

On February 29, she flew back to Vietnam from Washington, the US after transiting in Qatar. She arrived at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on March 2.

The woman, being treated at General Hospital in the central province of Binh Thuan, is the 3rdinfection case confirmed today by the Ministry of Health.

So far, Vietnam reported 34 cases, of who 16 had been cleared of the virus and exited hospitals.

The current 18 patients are:

- Nguyen Hong Nhung, 26-year old woman from Ha Noi, returning home from the UK on March 2;

- A 27-year old man, native of Thai Binh, returning home from South Korea on March 4;

- Two patients having been in close contact with Nhung;

- A 61-year old man who was on the same flight VN005 with Nhung;

- Eleven foreign nationals, including 10 British citizens and one from Ireland;

- A 24-year old woman who met Nhung on February 27 in London, the UK;

- A 51-year old woman returning home from the US on March 2.

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(Source: VGP)