Covid - 19 Updates: 2 more new cases in Vietnam

10, March, 2020

Covid - 19 Updates: 2 more new cases in Vietnam

In the last few hours, 2 people – one Vietnamese & one British are confirmed with Covid-19 infection.

The Vietnamese is a 24-year-old woman who lives in London and was in contact with one of those previous confirmed cases. She flew to Saigon in a private jet yesterday and has been placed under treatment at HCMC Hospital of Tropical Diseases.

It is said that this lady developed a cough on 02nd Mar after the meeting with one of case confirmed in Vietnam on 06th Mar, but didn’t have a fever when she was still in London. She was admitted to a hospital for treatment. On March 7, she started coughing a lot, but still had no fever. After hearing about that case being infected with the novel coronavirus, she returned to the hospital and informed doctors about her contact history. The London hospital required her to be isolated at home but no Covid-19 test was done. The woman’s family then rented a private plane to fly her from London to Saigon. The plane landed at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 8:15 a.m. 09th Mar. Health authorities in Ho Chi Minh City quarantined her at the Cu Chi field hospital and took her samples for testing. The tests came back positive the same day. She still has a high fever and a severe cough, but suffers no breathing difficulty.

The other case is a 58-year-old British man who traveled to Vietnam on the same plane that many other previous cases took on 02nd Mar from London to Hanoi VN0054. He is in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province at the time of testing.

Statistic shows that 42 tourists took that flight VN0054 from London to Hanoi on 02nd Mar and they stayed at 13 different hotels including: Pullman, Acoustic, Melia, Rex Hotel, Movenpick, Essence D’Orient, La Siesta Hang Be, La Siesta Trendy, Little Hanoi Diamond, Metropole, Golden Silk, Conifer Boutique and one hotel at 39 ThoNhuom. According Hanoi Tourism Department, until 09th Mar, 10 international tourists are still quarantined at 3 hotels: Pullman, La Siesta Hang Bac& Essence Hotel. In case you will travel to Hanoi in the next few days, it is suggested to check directly with the hotels you will stay for detailed information in terms of quarantined hotels & places!

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