Man who entered Vietnam illegally tests positive for COVID-19
A man who entered the country illegally from Myanmar is the latest patient to test positive for COVID-19.
The 32-year-old Vietnamese citizen is currently under quarantine at the Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Hospital in Vĩnh Long Province where he lives.
The 32-year-old man is quarantined at the Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Hospital in Vĩnh Long Province
He is the 1,440th person to test positive for coronavirus.
Details of how or where he entered the country have not been released, but it is known he arrived in the early hours of December 24.
A family member informed the local authorities and he was taken into quarantine and tested for the virus. Results returned on December 26 confirmed he was positive.
A number of people he came into contact with since arriving in the country have been traced by medical staff and isolated.
The National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Dec. 25 decided to raise preventive measures to a new level after new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were detected in a number countries.