Vietnam records four imported cases of COVID-19 on April 15 morning hinh anh 1Preparing for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam confirmed four more imported COVID-19 infections during the past 12 hours to 6am April 15, raising the national tally to 2,737, according to the Ministry of Health.

All of the new cases are Vietnamese who were sent to quarantine in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang and the central province of Khanh Hoa right upon their arrival.

The ministry said 2,445 COVID-19 patients have been given the all-clear, and the death toll remains at 35.

Among patients still under treatment, 16 have tested negative for the novel coronavirus once, 18 twice and 18 thrice.

A total 38,743 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined across the country.

The ministry reported that an additional 1,767  people were vaccinated against the coronavirus on April 14, raising the total number of vaccinated people in the country to 62,028, mainly frontline medical workers, and members of community-based anti-COVID-19 groups and the steering committees for COVID-19 prevention and control in 19 cities and provinces.

The Health Ministry continues to urge all people to follow the 5K  motto – Khau trang (wearing facemask) – Khu khuan (disinfecting) – Khoang cach (keeping distance) – Khong tu tap (no gathering) – Khai bao y te (making medical declaration), in order to live safely amid the pandemic./.