Việt Nam goes four weeks with no COVID-19 community transmissions
With no new cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday morning, Việt Nam has now gone four weeks in a row without any community transmissions.
Earlier this month on May 3, 17 people onboard a flight bringing Vietnamese home from the UAE did test positive for coronavirus, but they were all immediately quarantined on arrival.
The last person to contract the virus on a community level was a 36-year-old woman from Thường Tín District’s Đông Cứu Village on the outskirts of Hà Nội.
The entire village was locked-down by the authorities for one month and at the stroke of midnight on Thursday the barriers were lifted allowing the 1,200 residents to leave.
As of Thursday morning, of the 36 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at medical facilities nationwide, 11 have tested negative to the virus at least twice and six others once.
More than 13,700 people are being isolated at centralised quarantine camps, hospitals or at their homes.
A British pilot remains in a critical condition in hospital in need of lung transplant.
Đông Cứu villagers celebrate as the lockdown order is lifted on Thursday morning. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết
More than 340 Vietnamese nationals mostly children under the age of 18, the elderly, sick people, tourists and people whose visas had expired returned to Việt Nam from Russia on Wednesday via Vân Đồn Airport in Quảng Ninh Province. — VNS