Travel history of Indian expert, who tested positive for COVID-19 in Hanoi today

COVID-19, Indian expert, Times City complex, Vietnam
  • An Indian expert, who works for car manufacturers VinFast has tested positive for coronavirus after finishing quarantine.
  • The Park 10 building of the Times City complex in Hoang Mai District of Hanoi with 1,500 residents in Hanoi has been placed under lockdown until further notice.
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The 37-year-old man arrived in Vietnam on April 17 and was quarantined at Canh Hung Hotel in Hai Phong City. After two weeks and two negative tests, he was allowed to leave for Hanoi along with his wife and their two children by taxi on May 1, reported the Vietnam News.

On Monday, the patient went to Vinmec hospital for a COVID-19 test and the results returned positive, so the test sample was forwarded to Hanoi CDC for further confirmatory diagnostics.

He has been sent to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases’ campus in Dong Anh District of Hanoi for treatment.

His family were allowed to quarantine at their residence as their children are still young, aged one and three years old. The Indian patient said he didn’t go outside his home after leaving quarantine other than the hospital.

Three Indian nationals staying at the same building have also been identified as his direct contacts. A total of 41 residents living on the same floor as the patient have also been tested and results are pending.

The driver who transported him from Hai Phòng to Hanoi is also placed under quarantine, and authorities are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

This has been the third case of testing positive for COVID-19 after completing quarantine in recent weeks, and the health ministry has urgently asked that all quarantine facilities to temporarily extend quarantine period beyond the prescribed 14 days until further notice.

Here’s what we know so far about his travel history.

Also on Tuesday, details were released about the travel history of a COVID-19 patient in the city, who was on the same flight with two Chinese nationals who have since tested positive for the virus.

The 26-year-old office worker lives in at Phu Kieu Street, Bac Tu Liem District, and works at a company on Hoang Quoc Viet.

On April 29 he was on flight number VN160 from Da Nang to Hà Nội, sitting two rows behind the two Chinese nationals. He went from Noi Bai International Airport to his house in a car then had dinner with a friend at a restaurant at 64 Duong Khue Street, Nam Tu Liem District.

He had lunch with the same friend the following day at a restaurant on Nguyễn Phong Sắc in Cầu Giấy District. There were six other customers and three members of staff inside the venue at the time, but none had close contact with him.

Over the next few days he visited his father’s house on Hong Mai Street in Hai Ba Trung District and had contact with his father, younger brother and two other people. He also had lunch with his brother on Bach Mai Street.

So far, eight people he came into direct contact with have been traced and are currently quarantined, according to Vietnam News.

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