A medical worker takes blood samples from a man for Covid-19 testing in Hanoi, July 30, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Tat Dinh.
Vietnam recorded four new Covid-19 cases from Canada and the U.K. Thursday evening, taking its active case tally to 124.
Patients numbered 1301 and 1302 are a 49-year-old female resident of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and a 24-year-old male from Ho Chi Minh City.
They flew from Canada to Quang Ninh Province’s Van Don Airport on Vietnam Airlines flight VN5028 last Monday and were quarantined upon entry.
They both tested positive for the novel coronavirus last Tuesday and are being treated at the northern province of Ha Nam’s General Hospital.
Patients numbered 1303 and 1304, aged 28 and 67, are male residents of Hanoi. They flew from the U.K. to Van Don Airport on Vietnam Airlines flight VN56 on November 6 and were quarantined immediately.
Their tests returned positive on Thursday. They are being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
Also on Thursday, 18 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered.
Vietnam now has 1,034 Covid-19 cases, 35 having died to the disease. Many of the fatalities are elderly patients with underlying conditions like diabetes and kidney failure.
Out of the 124 active cases, 23 have tested negative at least once. Over 16,000 are in quarantine nationally.
No community transmission has been recorded in over two months nationally.