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Vietnam enters 41st day without COVID-19 community transmission

Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases in the last 12 hours from 18:00 on May 26 to 6:00 on May 27, entering the 41st consecutive day with no transmission in the community, announced the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the country’s total 327 infections, 187 imported cases were quarantined upon their arrivals, posing no risk of community transmission.
Meanwhile, 272 patients have been given the all-clear, accounting for 83 percent. No death has been reported.

As of May 25 evening, among those who are receiving treatment, six patients had tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, while five others at least twice.

On May 27, three patients are set to be declared to be free from the coronavirus. They include Patient 19, who used to be in critical condition and suffered three cardiac arrests. After 81 days of treatment, she has tested negative for the virus seven times and is now in stable health.

Two other expected recoveries are Patients 52 and 324. They will continue to be quarantined for the next 14 days.

Right now there are 9,797 people in quarantine across the country, including 55 at hospitals, 7,535 at other quarantine establishments and 2,150 at home./