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HCMC – A one-year-old boy who returned to Vietnam on a repatriation flight from Russia has been confirmed as the latest Covid-19 patient in Vietnam, the 328th case.

The child traveled on the same Vietnam Airlines flight VN0062 as the 314th patient, whom he was in close contact with in Russia, the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control announced in a statement this morning, May 30.

The child, who resides in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, was quarantined on arrival at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province on May 13. His sample, which was collected on the same day, first tested negative.

On May 28, after his fourth test conducted at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Hai Duong Province, his sample came out positive for the virus. On May 29, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi confirmed that his sample had tested positive once again.

He is being treated at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hai Duong.

The child tested positive for the novel coronavirus on the 16th day after coming into close contact with the 314th coronavirus patient, which is longer than the usual 14-day incubation period for Covid-19.

To date, 34 coronavirus cases have been recorded among travelers onboard flight VN0062, including two cabin crew members and 32 passengers, who were all quarantined on arrival.

With the latest case, Vietnam’s total Covid-19 infection cases have reached 328, with 279 patients in recovery.

Since April 16, the country has reported no new cases via community transmission. An additional 7,870 people who were in close contact with coronavirus patients or those returning from virus-hit areas have been placed in quarantine.

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