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COVID-19 infection in Vietnam: Raising total to 134, including 31 foreigners

22:56 | 24/03/2020

Coronavirus update: The Ministry of Health has confirmed 11 more COVID-19 infection cases, including three foreign nationals, raising the total number of patients to 134.

covid 19 infection in vietnam raising total to 134 including 31 foreigners
COVID-19 infection in Vietnam: Raising total to 134, including 31 foreigners

Six patients in Ho Chi Minh City and three in Hanoi are among infections of the new coronavirus recorded in Vietnam on Tuesday, raising the country's total to 134.

Covid-19 Patient 124 in Vietnam is a 52-year old man from Brazil, living in District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City.

He works for Gia Dinh Shoes Company which has two branches in Vinh Cuu District of Dong Nai Province and HCMC's District 2.

Everyday, he travelled between the two branches and visited café and Vincom Center in District 2 without using facemask.

On March 14, he went to Buddha Bar and was taken to a centralized quarantine facility in District 9 on March 22. He is being treated at the Cu Chi field hospital.

Patient 125 is a South African woman, aged 22, living in District 7. Upon learning that the city was tracing those who had travelled to Buddha Bar where previously announced patients visited, she went to District 7 Medical Center on March 22 to report her visit to the Bar.

She is being treated at a quarantine facility in Can Gio District.

covid 19 infection in vietnam raising total to 134 including 31 foreigners
All of the current 117 patients have been confirmed since March 6 and they include a frontline doctor and 31 foreigners. Inforgraphics: VPG

Patient 126 is a 28-year old man from South Africa, who is friend of the patient 125.

On March 22, he went to District 7 Medical Center to report on her visits to the Buddha Bar and his friend's house.

He is being treated at a quarantine facility in Can Gio District.

Patient 127 is a 23-year old man residing in Tan Phu District in Ho Chi Minh City.

He worked as a waiter at the aforesaid Buddha Bar. On March 16, he got fever and did not go to work but he went to several places for eating.

On March 21, he came to a medical station to report his contacts with guests at Buddha Bar and was instructed to self-isolate at home.

On March 22, he was taken to a centralized quarantine facility in Tan Phu District and has been treated at the Cu Chi field hospital.

Earlier, three British men and a Canadian man had been confirmed infected with the novel coronavirus after they went together to the bar on March 14, the day before the city closed all bars to limit the spread of the virus

Patient 128 is a 20-year old male student from Le Chan District of the Northern city of Hai Phong. He landed in Noi Bai International Airport on March 20 on flight VN0054 from the UK.

Upon his arrival, he was diagnosed for COVID-19 by the Ha Noi Center for Disease Control and then transferred to the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi's Dong Anh District.

Patient 129 is a 20-year old male student from Ha Noi. He was a passenger on flight VN0054 from the UK to Ha Noi on March 20.

Upon his arrival, he was diagnosed for COVID-19 by the Ha Noi Center for Disease Control and then transferred to the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi's Dong Anh District.

He is being treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi's Dong Anh District.

Patient 130 is a 30-year old man from Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. He travelled from Spain to Ha Noi on March 22 after transiting in Russia.

Upon his arrival, he was taken to a centralized quarantine facility in the Northern province of Bac Giang.

He is being treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi's Dong Anh District.

Patient 131 is a 23-year old man from Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. He also travelled from Spain to Ha Noi on March 22 after transiting in Russia.

Upon his arrival, he was taken to a centralized quarantine facility in the Northern province of Bac Giang.

He is being treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi's Dong Anh District.

Patient 132 is a 25-year old woman from Long Bien District, Ha Noi. She flew from Spain to Ha Noi on March 22 on the same flight SU290 with the patients 130 and 131.

She is being treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi's Dong Anh District.

Patient 133 is a 66-year old woman from Tan Phong District of the Northern province of Lai Chau. She had gone to Ha Noi-based Bach Mai Hospital for treatment in March.

On March 22, she got fever on her way home and was diagnosed with the virus by Lai Chai Center for Disease Control the following day.

She is being treated at the province's General Hospital with her health reportedly in stable condition.

Covid-19 Patient 134 is a 10-year old child from Thach That District, Ha Noi. He landed in Ha Noi on March 18 on flight SU290.

Upon his arrival, he was taken to a centralized quarantine facility in Thanh Hoa Province and then transferred to the locality's Bim Son general hospital for treatment.

So far, Vietnam has had 134 infections confirmed, including 17 who have been discharged after treatment. Of the current active cases, 14 have tested negative either between once and thrice.

The latest cases raise the number of Covid-19 patients in HCMC to 34, with three discharged from hospitals last month, and that of Hanoi to 44. The nation’s two biggest cities are now taking the lead in number of infections.

Many of active cases are Vietnamese nationals retuning from Europe and the U.S. and foreigners visiting from the same regions. Starting March 22, Vietnam has suspended entry for all foreign nationals, including those of Vietnamese origin and family members with visa waivers.

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