The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases said all 27 people have tested negative for the new coronavirus at least twice in a row, which meets the criteria set by the Health Ministry.
Among the released is Nguyen Hong Nhung, 26, identified as "Patient 17," the first confirmed infection in the capital city who set off a spate of other infections. Vietnam has so far confirmed 194 Covid-19 infections. With Monday’s additions, the number of patients discharged from hospital has jumped to 52.
The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases is currently treating another 60 Covid-19 patients. Starting March 22, Vietnam suspended entry for all foreign nationals, including those of Vietnamese origin and family members with visa waivers.