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Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

The announcement from the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control came the day after 17 passengers returning to Vietnam on a flight from overseas tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

The total number of people in Vietnam who have been infected remains at 288 with zero fatalities.

All of the new patients reported on May 7 evening are Vietnamese nationals returning from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a Vietnam Airlines flight. They include a new born baby.

All 17 are being treated and in stable conditions at the General Hospital in southern Bac Lieu province.

There were 297 people on board the flight which landed at the Can Tho International Airport on May 3.

All the passengers along with cabin crew were immediately taken in quarantine after landing.

As of May 8 morning, 233 out of a total of 288 patients in Vietnam have recovered

The remainders have been treated at health establishments nationwide, of whom 14 tested negative for the virus once and seven tested negative twice or more.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News