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Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Vietnam recorded no new cases of COVID-19 as of 6 am this morning, leaving the total confirmed cases still remain at 355.

Among them, 215 were imported and quarantined upon arrival, posing no risk of transmission in the community.

To date, up to 340 or 95.8% of all infections have recovered, and there are no related deaths from the disease.

The 15 remaining cases are undergoing treatment at medical establishments with stable health condition. Three of them tested negative at least twice, meaning there are only 12 active patients.

Over 10,600 people are currently in quarantine, including 103 in hospitals, 10,121 in other quarantine facilities, and 397 at home.

Meanwhile, a British pilot, known as Patient 91 and the most critically ill COVID-19 patient in Vietnam, has recovered well after 108 days of treatment and is now in good enough health to be flown back home to the UK on July 12.

The Treatment Subcommittee under the National Steering Committee said that the patient who is being treated at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City had fully recovered and received a national consultation yesterday morning. Experts at the consultation decided that he is now eligible for discharge and repatriation by commercial aircraft, without isolation as he has been free from the coronavirus.

The patient will receive his last test to confirm being free from SAR-CoV-2 before his discharge. Cho Ray Hospital will coordinate with the representative of the authorised insurance agency to carry out discharge procedures for him. For legal reasons, the Treatment Subcommittee assigned Cho Ray Hospital to have a close contract with the agency that receives the patient to ensure the procedure meeting both legal and diplomatic requirements. There are also medical records on the patient in both Vietnamese and English.

Da Nang receive and isolate 291 citizens from Japan

Transferring foreign experts to isolation venues in Da Nang. (Photo: NDO/Anh Dao)

On Friday evening, Da Nang city applied medical isolation for 291 citizens, including 112 foreign experts from Japan, who were accepted to enter Vietnam to work in Da Nang, while the remaining are Vietnamese citizens and students stranded in Japan.

The flight coded VN310 by the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines departed from Narita Airport in Japan at 17:00 on July 3 and landed safely at Da Nang International Airport at 20:20 on the same day, with strict disease prevention and control measures were carried out on all the passengers.

The Da Nang Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control of Da Nang City arranged vehicles to bring foreign experts to the medical isolation venue (with charge) at Sam Grand Hotel in Son Tra District. All of these experts are allowed to enter Vietnam to work, ensuring all regulations of the Government of Vietnam.

The remaining Vietnamese citizens are undergoing 14-day isolation at two local military-run isolation camps.

81 citizens returning from Angola complete isolation period in Hoa Binh

Earlier on the same day, authorities of Hoa Binh province released 81 Vietnamese citizens, including four babies, repatriated from Angola, following their finish of 14-day isolation in the province.

They entered a local isolation camp on June 19. On June 25 and July 2 respectively, they were tested and all showed negative results for the SAR-CoV-2 virus.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News