Three imported COVID-19 cases confirmed on September 28 hinh anh 1A passenger of Vietnam's first international commercial flight since COVID-19 broke out (Photo: VNA)

 Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam had three imported COVID-19 cases to report on September 28, bringing the national count to 1,077, announced the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Two of the new cases are experts from Taiwan (China) who entered Vietnam through Huu Nghi border gate in the northern province of Lang Son on September.

The other one is an Indian expert arriving in Hanoi on a September 13 flight.

They were quarantined immediately after arrival and currently receive treatment at the Hanoi-based National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Of all the cases, 691 were locally-transmitted, including 551 linked with Da Nang city since the latest coronavirus wave hit the locality on July 25.

As many as 999 patients have recovered while the fatalities remain at 35. Most of the fatalities were the elderly with serious underlying health conditions.

Among the patients still under treatment, two have tested negative for the virus once, four twice and 13 thrice.

There are 16,829 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from the pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present.

As the COVID-19 pandemic can return at any time, the Ministry of Health recommended people wear face masks in crowded places, and wash hands with soap or hand sanitiser regularly./.