Feb 25, 2020 / 12:12

Last Covid-19 patient in Vietnam tests negative for second time

The Hanoitimes - Vietnam's last Covid-19 patient can be discharged from hospital today.

The last of 16 people infected with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in Vietnam has tested negative for the second time, VnExpress quoted Director of Vinh Phuc Department of Health Nguyen Thanh Hai as saying on February 24.

 Vietnam's 16th Covid-19 patient is being checked at a hospital in Vinh Phuc province, northern Vietnam. Photo: Giang Huy

According to the regulations of the Ministry of Health, the 50-year-old man can be released from quarantine today. Accordingly, the patient will be given a general health check, if his health remains stable, he will be discharged from the hospital.

The man had his first negative result on February 23. The native of Son Loi commune in the northern province of Vinh Phuc is the father of Nguyen Thi Du, a 23-year-old woman who was one of the eight returnees from China’s Wuhan city, epicenter of the outbreak, on January 17. Six of the eight returnees were found infected later, and some of them passed it on to relatives and friends.

The father was the 11th person in Vinh Phuc province who tested positive for Covid-19 and the only one still being quarantined.

He had been with his daughter after she returned from Wuhan until she was quarantined on January 25. Other members of the family were also infected, but they have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

No new Covid-19 infection has been recorded in Vietnam for the past 10 days.