Foreign man confirmed positive for COVID-19 in Vietnam

, Foreign man confirmed positive for COVID-19 in Vietnam
  • He is being treated at the Cu Chi field hospital.
  • More than 10,000 Vietnamese citizens vaccinated against COVID-19.
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A foreign man was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, raising the national patient tally to 2,554, VGP reported.

The Japanese man, aged 46, landed at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on March 10 and has been quarantined in the city.

He is being treated at the Cu Chi field hospital.

The nation is placing nearly 40,000 people under medical surveillance and quarantine nationwide, including 503 at hospitals and 16,566 at concentrated quarantine sites, according to VGP.

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Vietnam started its national vaccination drive on March 8, using doses from the first batch of 117,000 doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca that arrived in the country on February 24, Vietnam News Agency reported.

The first to be inoculated are those on the frontline against the pandemic – doctors, nurses directly treating COVID-19 patients, medical workers who collect clinical samples and test for COVID-19, contact tracers, and members of community anti-COVID-19 groups.

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