A total of 30 Vietnamese citizens, who have returned to the country from Wuhan – the epicentre of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak, are undergoing a 14-day isolation period at the 2nd National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
|The 30 Vietnamese citizens, who have returned to the country from Wuhan, arrives at the 2nd National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
At 5.35 am on February 10, the Vietnam Airlines’ flight VN68 carrying 30 Vietnamese citizens returning from Wuhan, China landed at Van Don International Airport, Quang Ninh. The citizens were studying, living and visiting the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province where the nCoV epidemic originally broke out at a seafood market in late December.
The special flight was planned by the Vietnamese Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Beijing-based Vietnam Embassy as an effort to evacuate Vietnamese citizens from the epicentre of the coronavirus.
After the plane landed, medical staff sprayed disinfectant around the airport. Returning citizens have underwent medical examinations. All passengers, including an eight-month pregnant woman, are in a stable health condition.
After completing the procedures, passengers and their luggage were taken by 5 military buses to the 2nd National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh, Hanoi for a 14-day isolation period.
On the same day, the 2nd National Hospital for Tropical Diseases discharged three patients infected with nCoV after they had fully recovered from the disease. The three patients were all from the northern province of Vinh Phuc. They were sent to Wuhan for training while working for a company in the province.By Thien Minh