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The British pilot, known as Patient 91, is the final foreign patient having been announced to be cured from the disease. He is expected to return home on July 12th on a flight of the Vietnamese national carrier.

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, Head of the Health Ministry's Department of Medical Examination and Treatment under the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Deputy Head of the Treatment Sub-Committee under the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the promptly issued guidelines for treatment of the MoH and the Sub-Committee for Treatment are among the important factors helping Vietnam successfully treat cases. In particular, Vietnam does not distinguish therapies for Vietnamese and foreign patients. All were treated equally with the efforts and experience drawn daily from physicians.

Vietnam entered its 84th straight day without new community infections of COVID-19 as of 06h00 on July 9th, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control reported.

Currently, 22 patients are being treated in Vietnam, including 2 in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, 16 at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, 1 at Ho Chi Minh city’s Cu Chi field hospital, 1 in Dong Thap province and 2 in Quang Nam province.

The remaining active cases are in stable condition. Among them, two tested negative for the virus once and five others at least twice.

Over 13,300 people who had close contact with infected cases or returned to Vietnam from pandemic-hit countries remain under quarantine, of which 95 are quarantined at hospitals, over 12,800 at other facilities and 420 at home./.

Compiled by BTA