Earlier, on Sunday morning, the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced that nobody had tested positive overnight. Only one case was later confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Sunday afternoon, who was a Vietnamese student returning from the UK, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in Vietnam to 241.
However, also on Sunday, a 66-year-old British man, the 57th COVID-19 patient recorded in the country, was discharged from a hospital in the central province of Quang Nam, after 21 days of treatment. The 57th patient tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 for two consecutive times on March 28 and April 1.
Vietnam has recorded 241 cases of COVID-19, of which 150 are from abroad, account for 62.2% of the total. 91 cases have recovered, accounting for 38%.
Currently, among those still being treated at health facilities across the nation, there are 29 cases that have shown their first negative test (12%), with the number of second negative cases standing at 23 (9%).
* On Sunday afternoon, the Ho Chi Minh City Centre for Disease Control simultaneously carried out medical inspection on people entering the city at its gateway check points. That evening, the centre issued a notice announcing that it commenced sample taking for COVID-19 testing for all passengers on domestic flights to Tan Son Nhat Airport and Saigon Station from the afternoon of April 4.
* From April 2 to 4, FPT Group presented two ventilators and other medical supplies to several hospitals in Hanoi and HCM City, worth nearly VND5.5 billion, which is part of the group’s VND20 billion package to support efforts against the COVID-19 epidemic.
Representatives of Bach Mai Hospital receive medical masks and two ventilators presented by FPT Group. (Photo: NDO/Minh Hoang)
The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF)’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter has received about VND81.6 billion in donations to fund the fight against COVID-19 and help people affected by drought and saline intrusion. During a ceremony to receive the aid held on April 5, head of the chapter To Thi Bich Chau thanked the donors for their valuable support. Of the sum, cash and kind worth VND71.3 billion were earmarked for the COVID-19 prevention and control fund.
VFF branch in Dong Thap Province also received donations worth more than VND4.3 billion between March 30 and April 5 to support the fight against COVID-19.
* On April 5, National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced that it will adjust the frequency of its flights from Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang after the central city requires a 14-day quarantine period for passengers from the two major cities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Accordingly, the carrier will conduct three flights per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, on each route from April 7-15. It continues to operate one flight a day from Hanoi to HCM City and vice versa.
* On Sunday, over 3,300 citizens, including foreigners, completed their 14-day medical quarantine at local isolation camps in HCM City, Binh Duong, Ha Nam and Vinh Phuc.
Certificates granted to citizens who finished their 14-day quarantine period in Binh Duong Province on April 5, 2020. (Photo: NDO/Trinh Binh)