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HCMC – Two Vietnamese nationals, who returned to Danang City from Japan on June 5, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, raising the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 331 this morning, June 8, according to the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control.

The 330th patient, a 28-year-old female resident of Ha Tinh Province, works at a HCMC-based company, while her co-worker, the 331st patient, who is 47 years old, lives in District 5 in HCMC.

The two women traveled to Mexico from HCMC on March 13. Due to border closure and flight suspension, they had to remain in Mexico for weeks before flying to Japan on June 4. They returned to Vietnam through Danang International Airport a day later.

The two were sent to a quarantine center in Quang Nam Province after their arrival, and tested positive for the virus on June 7, VietnamPlus news site reported.

The two patients are being treated at Quang Nam General Hospital.

As of 6.00 a.m. on June 8, Vietnam has gone through 53 days with no new coronavirus infections in the community.

Among the 331 confirmed cases, as many as 307 patients have recovered from Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

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