An imported Nigerian specialist with nCoV infection

“Patient 1537”, male, 56 years old, is a professional, Nigerian national. On January 14, he entered Noi Bai airport on flight QR976, quarantined immediately after his entry in Thanh Hoa province. Test result on January 15 at Thanh Hoa Center for Disease Control was positive for nCoV, patient treated at Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases 2.

Thus, the total number of infections to 1,537, the number from up to 1,380. The death toll from Covid-19 was 35, with four deaths after three to four negative tests. The rest of the patients were in stable health, in which 10 people tested negative for nCoV once, 10 were negative for the second time, and 12 were negative for the third time.

The total number of people in close contact and entry from the epidemic zone is more than 17,000. In which, isolation concentrated in the hospital nearly 150; concentrated isolation more than 16,000, the remainder at home or accommodation.

Vietnam has 43 days of not recording new infections in the community. However, the risk of infiltration is always permanent, especially when increasing the number of flights to bring Vietnamese citizens and water experts. Authorities always warn of the risk of epidemic infiltration from unauthorized entry.

The Ministry of Health recommends that people continue to well implement the “5K Message”, especially wearing a mask and washing their hands with soap and antiseptic solution.

The world records more than 2 million people dying from COV in more than 94 million infected people. The US is the country most severely affected by the epidemic, followed by India and Brazil.


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