Second Myanmar sailor tested positive for COVID-19 in VN
19:30 | 24/07/2020
VGP – A 31-year old sailor from Myanmar has been confirmed the latest COVID-19 case in Viet Nam, raising the patient tally to 413, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control reported Friday afternoon.

He is the second Myanmar sailor confirmed infected with the virus in Viet Nam over the last week. The previous patient is a 40-year old male patient, assigned numbered 383.

Both of them work for the IPANEMA - a container ship registered in Liberia. The ship left Japan one June 16 and arrived at the Hon Gai port in the northern province of Quang Ninh on June 23.

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The pair isolated on the vessel upon arrival. They disembarked on July 6 and were quarantined at the Van Long Hotel in the locality.

The patient 413 is now being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi’s Dong Anh District.

As of Friday, Viet Nam has gone 99 days without community-transmitted case of COVID-19.

Of the patient tally, 272 are imported cases and 365 patients have been freed of the virus./.

By Quang Minh

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