Vietnam records no new COVID-19 infections in community for 41 days hinh anh 1Medical workers spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases on May 27 evening, marking 41 days in a row without new infections in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the 327 confirmed cases in the country, 187 imported ones were quarantined right after they entered Vietnam, posing no risk of community transmission.

The sub-committee for treatment  announced that six more people infected with the novel coronavirus have been given the all-clear on the same day, including Patient 19 who was among the most critical patients in Vietnam,

The patients, all Vietnamese nationals, were discharged from the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, bringing the country’s total recoveries to 278 or 85 percent of the confirmed cases. They are all in a stable condition, with no fever, no cough and no shortness of breath.
Patient 19, a 64-year-old woman, was admitted to the hospital on March 6. The patient was treated with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) – a heart-lung by-pass machine that pumps and oxygenates a patient's blood outside the body, allowing the heart and lungs to rest.
The patient also had three cardiac arrests, so the hospital's doctors and nurses have worked hard to save her life.
Her test results came back negative for the SARS-CoV-2 for three straight times on April 8, 15 and 30.
The remaining patients tested negative for the virus twice. The six patients will continue to be under quarantine for the next 14 days.

Among the 26 remaining patients undergoing treatment, six tested negative for the virus once and 17 others tested negative twice or more.

As many as 9,734 people who had close contact with patients and entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions have been quarantined, including 59 at hospitals, 7,535 at concentrated quarantine establishments and 2,150 others at home./.