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Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 cases for fifth successive day

Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases on April 21 morning, making it five days in succession without any new patients, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country stays still at 268, with 160 coming from overseas and 108 infected among the community. Twelve of them made full recovery on April 20.

Currently, only 53 patients are being quarantined and treated at nine health centres. Among them, 14 have tested negative for the novel coronavirus once and seven negative twice.

A total of 75,799 people are being quarantined or under health monitoring, of whom 268 stay in hospitals, 15,368 in other facilities and 60,163 at home.

Medical experts said it is necessary to keep a close watch on recent clusters such as Ha Loi village in Me Linh district, Hanoi, and continue with contact tracing.

Medical agencies, local authorities and residents should maintain preventive measures and remain vigilant as new outbreaks can happen anytime./