He has become the nation’s 33rd infection, joining 11 other people on the same flight from London to Hanoi as Nguyen Hong Nhung, the 26-year-old woman who was confirmed as Hanoi’s first and the nation’s 17th Covid-19 patient on Friday. Of the 12 co-passengers who have contracted the virus so far, 11 are foreigners – 10 Brits and a Mexican. The other is a Hanoi man. Vietnam’s Health Ministry confirmed Tuesday that the unnamed man in Hoi An has been quarantined. Nhung had flown to Hanoi from London on Vietnam Airlines flight VN54, in the business class, on March 2. There were 201 passengers on the flight, including 21 in the business class. The foreign tourists on the flight had traveled to many destinations in the country, including Lao Cai and Quang Ninh in northern Vietnam; and Hue, Da Nang and Hoi An in central Vietnam. The country had just confirmed its 32nd Covid-19 patient Tuesday afternoon, a 24-year-old woman who’d met Nhung at a party in London, and was flown in a private jet to Vietnam by her family. Nhung’s personal chauffeur and an aunt have also been infected. Nhung’s case has set off a spate of infections after… Read full this story
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