The patient, born in 1974, is the third confirmed case in Vietnam. He was tested negative for the virus on five consecutive days from February 12 to 16 and is now in stable conditions.

The patient was treated in an isolation room at the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases. (Source: PLO)

With this result, he could be discharged from the hospital, Dr. Chau affirmed.

The patient arrived in Vietnam on January 16 after spending two hours at an airport in China’s Wuhan, the epicenter of COVID-19. He was brought to the HCM City-based hospital on January 31.

As of February 17, all the three COVID-19 patients in HCM City were given the all-clear.

So far, Vietnam has confirmed 16 cases of COVID-19 infection, and seven of them have been cured.

Source: VNA