Vietnam stays clear of COVID-19 community transmission for 27 days hinh anh 1Measuring students' body temperature (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) No new COVID-19 infections were reported on May 13 morning, marking the 27th straight day Vietnam has gone without community transmission of the disease, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The nation’s COVID-19 tally has remained at 288, including 148 imported ones. To date, 252 patients have been given the all-clear and no deaths have been reported.

Of the 36 patients still under treatment, seven have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once while nine others negative at least twice.

The 91st patient, treated at the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, is still in critical condition, while the 19th patient, who has been under treatment for over two months, has shown good recovery.

At present, a total of 12,634 people are kept in quarantine, including 322 at hospitals, 6,819 at other quarantine facilities, and the rest at home./.