No new COVID-19 cases recorded on May 3 morning hinh anh 1Testing samples for SARS-CoV-2 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Vietnam recorded no new cases of COVID-19 on May 3 morning, making 17 days in a row since April 16 without new infections in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the 270 confirmed patients, 130 are imported cases who were quarantined upon their arrival.

Up to 219 patients, or 81 percent, have made full recovery, while 51 others are being treated at medical establishments nationwide.

Twelve patients were tested negative for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once and nine others tested negative twice or more.

A total of 30,530 people who had close contact with confirmed patients or coming from pandemic-hit regions have been quarantined across the country, including 246 at hospitals, 5,748 at concentrated quarantine areas and 24,192 at home./.