| Medical staff take samples for COVID-19 tests. (Photo: VNA)
The Vietnamese patient, a one-year-old boy, had close contact with a COVID-19 patient on board the same Vietnam Airlines flight VN0062 from coronavirus-hit Russia to Vietnam on May 13. He was quarantined at a military camp in Hai Duong province as soon as he landed in Vietnam and posed no threat in community transmission.
According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam has gone 44 consecutive days without new locally transmitted coronavirus infections. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country has hit 328 since the first case was detected in January. As many as 279 cases have recovered and been discharged from hospital.