Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
The new cases brought the national tally of COVID-19 patients to 1,410.
The new patients returned from France on flight VN5010 which landed at Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Son Nhat airport on December 16. They tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 while in quarantine in southern Binh Duong province.
Also on December 18, three more COVID-19 patients were given the all clear, raising the total recoveries to 1,266. The fatalities remain at 35.