VOV.VN - A female Vietnamese student who arrived in the country after traveling to Ho Chi Minh City from London on Vietnam Airlines’ flight VN50 recorded a negative test result for the SARs-CoV-2 virus on March 12, according to the International Health Quarantine Center of Ho Chi Minh City.
|At the Cu Chi field hospital
Initially, the family provided information to the centre indicating that the female student had been showing symptoms such as a fever and a persistent cough.
Following this, the female passenger was taken to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases to be put into quarantine and receive treatment, whilst all crew members and passengers on board the flight were quickly put into isolation at the field hospital in Cu Chi district.
Moreover, the aircraft has also been disinfected in line with regulations set by the health sector.
Meanwhile, the Da Nang Department of Health has announced that all samples of the 96 people who had come into close contact with two British COVID-19 patients in the central coastal city of Da Nang have tested negative for the virus.
A total of 141 people who came into close contact with the British pair were subsequently placed into medical quarantine. Most notably, samples of 97 people had been taken for testing, with 96 coming back negative. The one positive case came from a female salesperson working at Dien May Xanh supermarket chain in Da Nang, who became Vietnam’s 35th patient in the process.
The health sector has continued taking samples from the remaining suspected cases to undergo testing.
Elsewhere, the Quang Ngai Center for Disease Control has just received test results from the Pasteur Institute of Nha Trang, with all three samples being tested negative for SARS CoV-2.
Of the three samples, two cases are employees of Binh Son Petrochemical Company who had come into close contact with a British citizen, the 31st COVID-19 patient, with the pair having traveled with the patient on flight VN185 from Hanoi to Da Nang on March 5.