Vietnam confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases, 57 in total
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Sunday night confirmed that three more foreign travelers to the country had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total confirmed cases in Vietnam to 57.
One case is a 35-year-old German male who arrived at the capital city of Hanoi from France on Saturday. The other two are British nationals arriving at Hanoi from London on Monday, of whom one is a 66-year-old male and the other is a 30-year-old man who also reportedly visited Sapa in the northern Lao Cai province.
The three patients, two being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi and one in the central Quang Nam province, were reported shortly after the health ministry confirmed an infection case in the southern Ho Chi Minh City, a Latvian traveling from Spain, on the same day.
Vietnam has confirmed 41 COVID-19 cases since March 6 and 16 of the country’s 57 confirmed cases have been discharged from hospital after recovery.
Xinhua Agency – March 15, 2020