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Five more COVID-19 patients given all-clear across Vietnam

Five more COVID-19 patients were given the all-clear in three treatment facilities across Vietnam on April 20, lifting the total recoveries to 207, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The discharged patients included two foreigners and three Vietnamese.

Patient 228 was released from the General Hospital of Nho Quan district, the northern province of Ninh Binh after being hospitalised for two weeks. The 29-year-old man have tested negative with the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causing COVID-19 for three times, on April 12, 14 and 19.

Two other patients – both Vietnamese returnees from Bangkok, Thailand – have recovered at the Cau Treo International Border Gate Regional Hospital in the central province of Ha Tinh.

Patient 210, a 26-year-old woman, was admitted to the hospital on March 30. During treatment, the patient had two tests and both came back negative for the virus on April 15 and 19.

Patient 238 is a 17-year-old girl, hospitalised on April 4. Her two latest tests were negative for SARS-CoV-2 on April 15 and 19. She is now in stable condition with no fever, no cough and no shortness of breath.

The remaining two are foreigners who are both linked to the city’s largest COVID-19 cluster Buddha Bar in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. They have received treatment and recovered in the city’s Cu Chi field hospital.

Patient 224 is 39-year-old Brazilian man, admitted to the hospital on April 1 while patient 236, a 26-year-old British woman, was hospitalised three days later. Both had tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 three times on April 13, 15 and 17.

After being discharged, the five patients will continue to be quarantined and monitored for the next 14 days.

As of April 20 morning, the Ministry of Health reported no new COVID-19 cases over the last four consecutive days. The country’s total confirmed cases still stands at 268 with zero death./