Vietnam reports two new imported cases of COVID-19, total at 270 hinh anh 1The COVID-19 testing system at the Centre for Disease Control in northern Quang Ninh province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Two Vietnamese students returning from Japan were confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 late April 24, bringing the total cases in Vietnam to 270, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The students arrived in Vietnam on April 22 on Flight VN311. Upon entry at Van Don airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, they were taken to a concentrated quarantine facility in northern Thai Binh province.

The 269th patient is a 23-year-old man from Huong Mai commune, Viet Yen district, northern Bac Giang province.

The 270th patient is a 22-year-old woman from Tien Dung commune, Yen Dung district, Bac Giang province.

On April 22, the two patients were tested for SARS-CoV-2 by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) of Thai Binh province. The results showed they were suspected to be infected with the virus and then were transferred to Thai Binh General Hospital for quarantine.

On April 24, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology confirmed the samples were positive for the virus.

At present, the two patients are being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s outskirts district of Dong Anh.

As many as 68,890 are under health monitoring or quarantine, of them 352 are kept at hospitals, 17,832 in concentrated quarantine facilities, and 50,706 others at home.

On the same day, the 247th patient was announced to fully recover at the Lung Hospital in southern Dong Nai province.

Fifteen cases tested negative for the virus once and two negative twice and above./.