The Vietnam Airlines employee is a crewmember of Flight VN5021 from Japan to Can Tho on November 14. While staying at a quarantine site of the national flag carrier in HCM city’s Tan Binh district from November 14 to 18, the patient had contact with a colleague who is Patient 1325 serving on another flight.
After testing negative for the coronavirus twice, Patient 1342 was allowed to undergo self-quarantine at his boarding house in Tan Binh district.
During this period, the patient had close contact with his mother and two friends. The male friend came to share the house with Patient 1342.
Patient 1342 had his sample collected for the third test on Friday and the result was positive. The three people having close contact with him were immediately quarantined and tested. Among them, the male friend is positive and became Patient 1347.
Nguyen Tri Dung, Director of the city’s Centre for Disease Control, said that Patient No.1342 lowered his guard against the pandemic and did not abide by quarantine regulations, both at concentrated facility and at home, thus causing disease transmission.
The centre will tighten the implementation of quarantine regulations, he affirmed.