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|Patient 35 waving good-bye to hospital staff after making a full recovery from COVID-19|
Doctor Nguyen Thanh Trung, deputy general director of Danang General Hospital, handed over the health certificates to patients 22, 23, and 35.
For safety and to avoid any potential chance of infection, the three patients will have to spend the next 14 days in isolation. This morning, they have travelled from the Tropical Medicine Department of the hospital to the quarantine area by ambulance.
Accordingly, the 28-year-old Patient 35 is isolated at home in Hai Chau district under the monitoring of the Centre of Diseases Control (CDC) in Danang. The two British visitors (60 and 66 years old) are quarantined at a hotel in Son Tra district.
Leaving the hospital, the female patient smiled and waved her hands, thanked the doctors and nurses, while the two foreign visitors covered their face with sheets of paper.
|The three patients leaving the hospital|
Doctor Le Duc Nhan, director of the hospital, said that they were confirmed to be cured after testing negative twice, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Health. However, the hospital had done one more test, with 72 house between each test, which was also negative.
Doctor Pham Ngoc Ham, head of the Tropical Medicine Department was overjoyed, saying, “The greatest reward is our patients being cured.” He has not been able to visit home in the last three weeks.
So far, Danang has reported six cases of COVID-19 infection. Patient 35 is a staff in Dien May Xanh electronics supermarket, who was infected by the two British men (patients 22 and 23) shopping at the store.
The three patients leaving the hospital today increased the number of people recovered in Vietnam to 20. As of early March 27, there have been 153 confirmed COVID-19 infections in Vietnam.