Feb 24, 2020 / 11:45

Hanoi reports no case of suspected nCoV infection

The Hanoitimes - Up to now, all these cases have tested negative for nCoV.

The number cases suspected of contracting the new cororavirus (Covid-19) in Hanoi has been reduced to zero, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Health Hoang Duc Hanh said at a meeting on February 21 afternoon.

Hanh stressed that as of 15:00pm, all the 77 suspected cases under monitor at the capital city’s hospitals have tested negative for the new coronavirus.

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"Up to now, all these cases have had negative test results with nCoV," Hanh said.

Of 2,057 cases of medical isolation at home or accommodation places in Hanoi, 1,656 are in good health.

“Currently, 401 people are in quarantine for health monitoring and 64 others isolated at the city’s Public Security Hospital,” Hanh added.

According to the Ministry of Health, as of February 21, Vietnam has not detected new Covid-19 cases after eight consecutive days. So far, 16 infections have been recorded, 15 of whom have been discharged from hospital.

There remain 28 suspected cases under quarantine and monitor nationwide.