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Vietnamese woman from London is country's newest COVID-19 patient

by VTV410 March 2020 Last updated at 20:00 PM

VTV.vn - The Health Ministry confirmed Tuesday a 24-year-old woman who had contact with a Hanoi's Covid-19 patient in London is Vietnam's 32nd patient of the novel coronavirus.

The woman, who lives in London and flew to Saigon in a private jet on Monday, is under quarantine at the city's field hospital in Cu Chi District. She met and joined a party with N.H.N, a Hanoian who was confirmed positive for Covid-19 in London on February 27th.

On March 2nd, she developed cough symptoms but didn't have a fever and was admitted to a hospital in London for treatment. On March 7th, she started coughing a lot and had no fever.

After hearing information about N.H.N being infected with the virus, she came back to the hospital and told doctors about her contact history.

The hospital in London required her to be isolated at home but no Covid-19 test was taken. The patient's family rented a private plane to fly from London to Vietnam.

The plane landed at Tan Son Nhat Airport at 8:15 a.m. on Monday. Health authorities in Ho Chi Minh City sent her to the Cu Chi field hospital for isolation and took her samples for testing, which came back positive the same day. She still has a high fever and coughing, but no breathing difficulty.

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