So far, Vietnam has recorded 54 infection cases, of whom 16 fully recovered.

The 54th patient had stayed in Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc in the Southern province of Kien Giang.

Sterilization in a quarantine area

He entered Ho Chi Minh City from Spain on March 8, together with his spouse on flight TK162. On March 9, he traveled to Phu Quoc on flight QH1521 and stayed in the pearl island until March 13.

On March 13, he came back to Ho Chi Minh City on flight QH1524 and stayed in Districts 1 and 4.

About 16:00 on March 14, he showed the symptom of fever and had medical check at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in HCM City. His sample was sent to the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City and the result was positive.

The patient is being treated at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Source: VNA