On Friday evening a 38-year-old man from Hanoi’s Dong Da District boarding the same flight was also confirmed infected with novel coronavirus.
Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally has risen to 1,306 cases, including 1,142 recoveries and 35 deaths. Many of the fatalities were elderly patients with underlying conditions like diabetes and kidney failure. Three people who died after being declared Covid-19 free have not been included in the list of recoveries or deaths.
Of the 126 active cases, 25 have tested negative at least once.
The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed over 1.3 million lives worldwide and over 58 million infections.