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The 20-year-old student boarded Flight VN0050 from London to Vietnam on March 21st, and arrived at Can Tho airport in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho one day later.

Upon entry, the man showed no symptoms of the COVID-19 disease and was transferred to a concentrated quarantine area in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

He tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 on March 25th. However, on March 31st, he displayed symptoms of fever and sore throat. The second test by the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City on April 1st turned up positive.

The student is being treated at the Bac Lieu General Hospital in Bac Lieu province./.