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|A group of people return home after finishing their quarantine period in HCM City.(Photo: VNA)|
The committee said two new COVID-19 patients were confirmed on the same day morning. One is a 50-year-old woman who lives in Ha Loi village, Me Linh commune, in Hanoi’s Me Linh outlying district. She is a neighbour of the 243rd patient, and the two had been in close contacts.
The other is a 64-year-old man who lives in Binh Nghia commune, Binh Luc district in the northern province of Ha Nam. Since March 20, he has been treated at the Department of Gastroenterology in Ha Nam General Hospital where his son and daughter-in-law, who live in Hanoi, had been taking care of him.
The man tested positive for COVID-19 on April 7. The source of his infection is under investigation.
There are currently 74,626 people in quarantine.
Also on April 8, four more COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals, lifting the country’s total number of recoveries to 126.
Two of the discharged patients are South Africans, while the other two are Vietnamese nationals.