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One more imported case of COVID-19 takes total to 314

One new case of COVID-19 was detected among Vietnamese returning from Russia on flight VN0062 which landed on May 13, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said on May 16 morning.

The new imported case brought the total number of COVID-19 cases to 314. The patient, along with all passengers on the flight, was immediately quarantined after landing, posing no risk of spreading among the community.

The country has gone 30 days without any infection in community since April 16.

So far 260 COVID-19 patients in Vietnam have been given the all-clear. Among 54 patients still receiving treatment, three have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, and 10 have tested negative at least twice.

A total of 12,236 people who return from pandemic-hit areas or have close contact with COVID-19 patients are under quarantine or health monitoring.