Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 cases in community for 16 days, total remains at 270 hinh anh 1Testing samples for COVID-19 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam recorded no new COVID-19 cases in the community over the past 16 consecutive days, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said on May 2 morning.

Among the total 270 infections, 219 have recovered, and there are still no deaths.

Fifty-one other patients are being treated at hospitals and medical facilities, including 16 tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 once or twice.

On May 1, two patients including a 52-year-old Brazilian man and a 25-year-old British man who had previously been given the all-clear tested positive again, according to the Health Department of Ho Chi Minh City.

To date, 30,517 people having close contact with patients or entering from pandemic-hit areas have been quarantined at hospital, medical centres and home./.