The committee added that 148 imported cases have been quarantined upon their arrival.

So far, 13,719 people having close contact with patients or entering from the pandemic-hit regions have been quarantined, including 324 at hospitals, 7,254 at concentrated quarantine areas and 6,141 at home.

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A staff pour disinfectant for a passenger to clean hands on a bus in Ho Chi Minh City, April 28, 2020. Photo: by VnExpress

The committee’s treatment subcommittee reported that 252 patients have given the all-clear from COVID-19 and discharged from hospitals, while 36 others are being treated at centrally-run and provincial health facilities. Most of them are in stable condition.

Six patients have tested negative for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, and 11 tested negative twice or more.

Source: VNA