The new patient, a Vietnamese citizen returning from Germany on November 19, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 while staying in quarantine in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

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As of 6pm on November 21, Vietnam had gone 80 straight days free of community infection of the coronavirus.

Among those still under treatment, 11 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, nine twice and five thrice.

Meanwhile, 15,582 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or returned from pandemic areas are under health monitoring nationwide.

Source: VNA