The three locally-transmitted cases include:

Patient 2051, a 34-year-old woman, a resident of Dong Trieu Town, Quang Ninh, who is a worker of POYUN Co., Ltd. – a company based in Chi Linh City of Hai Duong province, the country’s larget hotspot. The woman has been under quarantined since January 29.

Patient 2052 is a 61-year-old man, also a resident in Dong Trieu town. The authorities are conducting epidemiological investigation on this case.

Patient 2053 is a 60-year-old woman, who is patient 2052’s wife.

All three patients had positive test results on February 8. They are now isolated and treated at Vietnam-Sweden Hospital in Uong Bi district of Quang Ninh province.

By the morning of February 9, Vietnam had a total of 2,053 cases of Covid-19, including 1,163 domestically-transmitted cases.

According to the Treatment Sub-committee under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, 1,472 COVID-19 patients have recovered.

Among the patients still under treatment, 16 have tested negative for the virus one, seven twice, and five thrice. Thirty-five died from complications related to the disease.

There are 89,782 people who had close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions are under quarantine at present, including 529 at hospitals, 19,789 at other quarantine sites and 69,374 at home.

In a bid to live safely with the pandemic, people should strictly follow the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering) and khai bao y te (health declaration).

Thuy Hanh

Foreign businesses hail Government’s efficient COVID control efforts, express relief

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