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British man tests positive for coronavirus

Passengers keep a safe distance and wear faces masks while completing procedures at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City. On April 28, a private plane landed and one of the passengers on board later tested positive for COVID-19. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — A British national has tested positive for the coronavirus, taking the total amount of COVID-19 cases in Việt Nam to 271.

The 37-year-old arrived in the country on April 28 onboard a private plane with 12 other passengers.

He is an employee of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (Petrovietnam) and landed at Tân Sơn Nhất Airport in HCM City where he and the other passengers were immediately quarantined.

The man first tested negative for virus along with the other people on board but a second test taken on Saturday revealed a positive result.

He is currently being treated at the Củ Chi Field Hospital in HCM City.

This is the first new case in Việt Nam since April 24 when two Vietnamese students returning home from Japan both tested positive.

So far, 219 patients have made a full recovery, although there have been 14 relapses.

There are currently 30,530 people in quarantine across the country. Of those, 246 are in hospital, 5,748 are being monitored at other medical facilities while 24,192 are self-quarantining at home.

There have still been no new community-based infections for 17 days. — VNS


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