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8 new cases of COVID-19 infection recorded in Vietnam, one patient is 11 years old

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22:21 | 18/03/2020

On the evening of March 18, eight new cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded in Vietnam, the Ministry of Health announced. Earlier, 16 patients were cured and discharged from the hospitals.    

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8 new cases of Covid-19

The 69th case: a male patient, 30 years old, German tourist, temporarily staying in Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi. The patient entered Noi Bai airport on March 13 on the flight SU290. From March 13 to March 15, patients went to several locations in Hanoi.

On March 15, the patient had a fever and went to some medical facilities for examination, then he was transferred to the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh, Hanoi. On March 16, he was tested for COVID-19, the result showed he was positive for SARS-CoV-2. Currently, the patient is isolated at the Dong Anh Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in a stable health condition.

The 70th case: a male patient, 19 years old, address at Thanh Xuan, Hanoi. The patient is an international student in the UK, entering Noi Bai airport on March 16 on the flight TK164. He is being treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, in stable health condition.

People in close contact with the patient have been quarantined and tested for coronavirus.

The 71st case: A Female patient, 19 years old, address at Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi. The patient is an international student in the UK, entering Noi Bai airport on March 16 on the same flight with the 70th patient.

She is being quarantined at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, in stable health condition.

People in close contact with the patient have been quarantined and tested for coronavirus.

The 72nd case: a female patient, 25 years old, French nationality. The patient was a passenger on a flight from France to Noi Bai airport on March 9. The patient was the girlfriend of a positive case No. 60.

The patient had travelled some places in Hanoi and Ninh Binh.

On March 15, the patient returned to Hanoi and was placed in isolation at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases. She was tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Currently, the patient is isolated at Dong Anh Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, her health is stable.

The 73rd case: a male patient, 11 years old, address in Thanh Mien District, Hai Duong province. The patient returned to Vietnam on the flight numbered VN54 on March 9.

On March 13, the patient was put in isolation at the center for disease control in Hai Duong province

The 74th case: a male patient, 23 years old, residing in Lam Thao district, Phu Tho province. The patient returned to Vietnam on the flight VN0018 on March 16. After landing at the airport, the patient was held isolated in a centralized area of ​​Bac Ninh province and tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, the patients is isolated in Bac Ninh General Hospital, in stable health condition.

The 75th case: a female patient, 40 years old, address in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. On March 4, the patient traveled from Vietnam to London, England, visiting relatives and staying there without having contact with any COVID-19 patients. On March 15, she returned to Vietnam on a flight of Vietnam Airline numbered VN50.

Upon entry into Vietnam, the patient did not have any symptoms of COVID-19. She then was placed quarantined at Cu Chi field hospital. On March 17, she was tested for Sars-COV2 and was positive for the virus.

The 76th case: a male patient, 52 years old, of French nationality. The patient is a passenger on the flight TK162, entering Tan Son Nhat International Airport on March 10.

Between March 10-16, the patients traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Hoi An and Hue. When he arrived in Ninh Binh, he was tested for COVID-19, the esults were positive for SARS-CoV-2. Currently, the patient is being isolated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Disease in Dong Anh, Hanoi, in stable health condition.

Thus, on March 18, Vietnam had 10 new cases positive for SARS-CoV-2, raising the total to 76.

Vietnam suspends all travel visa to limit the spread of coronavirus

Due to the increasing number of passengers infected with COVID-19 on flights that enter Vietnam recently, the Prime Minister decided to propose a suspension of visas to travelers from all countries, to limit the spread of the virus.

The decision is effective from March 18 and lasts for 30 days.

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