Indonesian national shows negative with COVID-19 after confirming test

Xuan Thinh Thursday | 07/02/2020 07:39

Illustrative. Photo: Jio Health

Indonesian citizen who had been suspected to have contracted with coronavirus in initial test and 145 people whom he had contact have shown negative results.

The Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City conducted test by two methods – the Realtime and antibody test and the test results turned negative, said the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Thursday morning.

With the result, Vietnam has remained 77 days without a new case in the community.

The Pasteur Institute conducted test right after the the Centers for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City reporting about a suspected infected case of coronavirus. The man works in Binh Duong and visited a clinic in Ho Chi Minh City.

Health officials identified 145 people having contact with the suspected patient named AJI, who entered Vietnam on March 11, 2020 through Tan Son Nhat International Airport. He went straight to Au Lac Hotel in Binh Duong province’s Ben Cat Town. The man works as a mechanical engineer for Kyungbang Company in Bau Bang Industrial Park.

As of Thursday morning, Vietnam has confirmed 355 COVID-19 patients and 336 of them have been discharged from hospitals, accounting for 94.4% of the total number of cases.

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