Vietnam's total COVID-19 cases now 241 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
A Vietnamese student from the UK was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 on April 5 afternoon, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam to 241, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The 20-year-old student boarded Flight VN0050 from London to Vietnam on March 21, and arrived at Can Tho airport in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho one day later.

Upon entry, the man showed no symptoms of the COVID-19 disease and was transferred to a concentrated quarantine area in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

He tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 on March 25. However, on March 31, he displayed symptoms of fever and sore throat. The second test by the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City on April 1 turned up positive.

The student is being treated at the Bac Lieu General Hospital in Bac Lieu province./.