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Vietnam confirmed new COVID-19 cases, total 118

by T.N23 March 2020 Last updated at 16:05 PM

VTV.vn - The Ministry of Health confirmed five Covid-19 cases Monday morning, including the first doctor in the country to be infected.

The total number of patients in Vietnam is now 118. The 29-year-old Vietnamese doctor caught the virus while working in a branch of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh, Hanoi. He is now in stable condition. Medical staff who has worked with him are being monitored and have tested negative.

Patient no.114 is a 19-year-old Vietnamese student who studies in the Netherlands. He returned to Vietnam on March 15th and is now in an isolation quarter in Son Tay. Patient no.115 is a 44-year-old Vietnamese woman who lives in the Czech Republic but recently returned to Vietnam with four other family members. Her mother was also confirmed to have been infected.

Patient number 117 and 118 returned from Cambodia to Long An and An Giang respectively. They are receiving treatment in Tay Ninh General Hospital.

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