Two more COVID-19 patients fully recover, total at 128

Thursday, 2020-04-09 15:27:19
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Two patients are declared fully recovered and discharged from the Can Gio Hospital for COVID-19 Treatment in Ho Chi Minh City on April 9, 2020. (Photo:
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NDO – Two more COVID-19 patients were declared as fully recovered on Thursday (April 9), bringing the total number of recoveries in Vietnam to 128.

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According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, they were discharged from the Can Gio Hospital for COVID-19 Treatment in Ho Chi Minh City this morning, following their full recovery.

Both are Vietnamese and they were isolated when returning from abroad immediately upon entry. After about 10 days of treatment, the duo were declared as recovered.

Patient No. 203, a 35-year-old woman, and patient No. 234, also a female, 69, all tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 virus two days in a row on April 5 and 6. They are currently in a stable condition and have no cough or fever and thus are eligible for the all-clear.

The duo will continue to be quarantined and monitored for the next 14 days following discharge.

Associate Professor, Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, Deputy Head of the Treatment Sub-Committee under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, said that leading experts are in consultation with hospitals treating COVID-19 patients to update the situation and have timely assistance for them, especially those in critical condition.

The good news is that the seriously ill patients are progressing, while dozens of others have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 1-2 times, with 18 patients having tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 two or more times.

As of Thursday morning, Vietnam had confirmed 251 COVID-19 patients with no fatalities so far.

* On the same day, the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hau Giang Province presented isolation completion certificates for 135 Vietnamese citizens returning from the Philippines, who underwent 14-day isolation to prevent the risk of infection in the local isolation camps.

Presenting isolation completion certificates to citizens at Military Region 9’s Military School in Soc Trang Province, April 9, 2020. (Photo: NDO/Nguyen Phong)

171 others, including Vietnamese and foreigners entering Vietnam from Europe, were also released on Thursday morning in Soc Trang Province, following completion of isolation. Earlier, Military Zone 9’s Military School based in Soc Trang also helped 602 people returning from foreign countries hit by COVID-19 finish their medical isolation and return to their families in full health.

* The Hanoi Capital High Command announced that on Thursday morning, its fire prevention and chemical unit completed sterilisation work in Ha Loi Village in Me Linh Commune in the outlying district of the same name, thus facilitating medical isolation for the village.

On the night of April 8, the unit began disinfecting the area where COVID-19 patient No. 243 resides. The 47-year-old man was confirmed as infected with SARS-CoV-2 on April 6. The source of his infection, however, remains unclear.

His neighbour was confirmed as the country’s 250th patient on April 7, after testing positive for the virus. The Ministry of Health has issued an urgent notice to track all those who had close contact with him.

Disinfecting Ha Loi Village in Me Linh Commune, Hanoi’s Me Linh District. (Photo: VNA)

Starting from April 8, 2,973 households with 10,872 people in Ha Loi Village have been put into a medical blockade for 28 days. The Military Command of Me Linh District arranged nine quarantine posts with 250 participants to control the isolation for 24 hours a day until the end of May 6.

It is expected that the Hanoi Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control will soon deploy rapid testing for Ha Loi villagers.