All the new patients are men who work as baggage handlers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, and belong to the same team with Patient 1,979 that was confirmed positive with the coronavirus over the weekend.
The patients are now put under quarantine and treated at Cu Chi COVID-19 treatment hospital.
Vietnam has recorded 2,005 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far. Of the total, 1,115 are locally-transmitted cases, with 422 detected since the latest coronavirus outbreak hit the nation on January 27.
According to the Treatment Sub-committee under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, 1,472 COVID-19 patients have recovered. Among the patients still under treatment, 17 have tested negative for the virus one, six twice, and three thrice. Thirty- five died from complications related to the disease.
There are 83,104 people who had close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions are under quarantine at present, including 759 at hospitals, 24,098 at other quarantine sites and 58,247 at home.
In a bid to live safely with the pandemic, people should strictly follow the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering) and khai bao y te (health declaration)./.