Nine foreigners are infected with COVID-19

Nine foreigners are infected with COVID-19
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     17:30 pm 8/3, Ministry of Health of Vietnam announced the confirmation of 8 new cases of Covid-19. All of these cases were foreign passengers on the VN54 flight from London to Noi Bai in the morning of March 2, 2020.

     Vietnam Ministry of Health said that until 17:30 this afternoon (March 8), Vietnam had detected 8 new cases of Covid-19, including: 4 cases in Quang Ninh, 2 cases in Lao Cai, 2 cases in Lao Cai. Danang. All of these cases were foreign passengers on the VN0054 flight from London to Noi Bai in the morning of March 2.

     Thus, up to now, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Vietnam is 29, of which 16 cases have been completely cured. Thirteen cases are undergoing isolation treatment and the patients have stable health conditions.

     Regarding the flight VN0054 carrying patients back to Vietnam, the Vietnamese authorities determined that there were 217 people on the flight, of which they had verified the destination of 155 people / 180 economy class passengers, 21/21 business class passengers. Of which 60 people have stayed in Hanoi.

     These five new cases of COVID-19 infection previously diagnosed include young men traveling from the Deagu epidemic area (Korea) to Vietnam, where he was found ill during intensive isolation; Hanoi girl flying from England to Vietnam; 2 cases of infection from this girl and the man sitting near the plane seat.

     At Hong Ngoc Hospital – where the 17th case of initial examination is currently isolated 20 close contacts at the Central Tropical Hospital (f1); 164 close contacts (f2) of whom 64 outpatients were isolated at home; 60 people are doctors, medical staff of the hospital to isolate in Long Bien; The remaining 40 doctors and health workers carry out isolation in the hospital.

     Of which, 19 samples of medical doctors and receptionists in close contact with patient N. had negative results, and 1 sample was waiting for results.

     Regarding the COVID-19 case, a 17-year-old man in the row of aircraft seats with a total of 26 close contacts (f1), of which 2 people were separated from each other. glass; At the workplace, 24 people have been identified and the rest are verified. The total number of close contacts of the patient (f2) was 23. The total number of close contacts of f2 (f3) subjects identified was 29.

     Within 2 days from 6 to 7/3, Hanoi identified 4 cases of Covid – 19, including cases of secondary infection. Therefore, Hanoi requested the Ministry of Health of Vietnam to announce the epidemic.

     By 19:30 the same day, the Ministry of Health of Vietnam said it had detected a new case of COVID-19 virus infection, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases in Vietnam to 30.

     The 30th patient (BN30) is female, she is 66 years old and she is an English national.

     This is a foreign passenger on the VN0054 flight from London to Noi Bai in the morning of March 2, 2020.

     After entering Vietnam, this patient was from Hanoi to Hue. Through a review of passengers flying on flight VN0054, on the morning of March 7, Thua Thien-Hue Center for Disease Control investigated and isolated BN30, they took samples for testing. Her test result was positive for the new corona virus.

     Currently, this patient has normal health, no fever, no cough, no shortness of breath.

     Thus, up to now, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Vietnam is 30, of which 16 cases have been completely cured. 14 cases undergoing isolation treatment, the health status of these patients is stable.

     Vietnam’s Ministry of Health recommends that people should not be bewildered, but not subjective, in the prevention of epidemics. Everyone needs to strictly follow the Ministry of Health’s epidemic prevention guidelines to prevent the risk of Covid infection…

     According to the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, if you have close contact within 2m with a COVID-19 infected patient, there is a possibility of infection. In the case of a patient wearing a mask, the probability of droplets coming out is less and the risk of infection is less. The aircraft has a ventilation and disinfection system so the transmission in the aircraft will be less limited than that in the community.

(Source: Vietnam Ministry of Health)

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