Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam Live Updates

Live updates by Vietnam's Health Ministry on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Epidemic in Vietnam. The numbers show the figures since the beginning of the outbreak in the country.

27-March-2020 19:00

  • Deaths: 0;
  •        Infected and fully recovered and discharged from hospital: 20 (2 Chinese nationals, 6 Vietnamese workers who had training in Wuhan China, 6 Vietnamese in contact with the infected workers, 1 US national transiting via Wuhan, 1 3-month old baby infected from grandmom who got the infection from one of the infected workers, 1 Vietnamese traveler back from South Korea, and others as per strike-through texts below);
  • Infected and in special quarantine: 160
    • No.17 - 1 traveler back to Vietnam on 2March2020 after a trip to England, Italy and France;
    • No.18 - 1 traveler back to Vietnam on 4March2020 from South Korea - Daegu City;
    • No. 19-21: 3 infected by No. 17 at home;
    • No.22-31, No.33 (travelers, mostly UK, one Irish, one Mexican who were on the same flight with No. 17 from London to Hanoi);
    • No.32: a Vietnamese national living in the UK returning to Vietnam on 9March2020) ;
    • No. 34 (female, 51) a Vietnamese back from an overseas trip;
    • No. 35 a Vietnamese lady - a salesperson at a shopping mall in Da Nang in direct contact with No. 22, 23;
    • No.36-38 (housemaid, employee, daughter in law of No. 34) infected by No.34;
    • No 39: A tour guide in Hanoi who was with an infected British traveler who was on flight VN0054;
    • No.40 (female, 2 years old) infected by No.34;
    • No.41 (male, 59 years old) infected by No.34;
    • No.42 (male, 28) infected by No.34;
    • No.43 (female, 47) infected by No.38;
    • No.44 (male, 13) infected by No.37;
    • No. 45 (male, 25, Ho Chi Minh City) in close contact with No.34 in Binh Thuan.
    • No. 46 (female, 30) stewardess on the flight from London to Hanoi on 9Mar2020.
    • No. 47 (female, 43) housemaid for No.17 and infected by this patient.
    • No. 48 (male, 31) shared a car with No.45 and met with No. 34 along with No.45.
    • No. 49 (male, 71, Briton) flight VN0054 from London to Hanoi on 2Mar2020, husband of No.30.
    • No. 50 (male, 50, Hanoi) flight Paris - Hanoi on 9Mar2020.
    • No. 51 (female, 22, Hanoi, student) having been to many European, flight QR968 to Hanoi on 11Mar2020.
    • No. 52 (female, 24, Halong) flight VN0054 from London to Hanoi on 09Mar2020.
    • No. 53 (male, 53, Czech) flight QR970 to Hanoi on 10Mar2020 transit via Doha.
    • No. 54 (male, born 1987, Latvia) flight TK162 arriving in Ho Chi Minh City 8Mar2020 from Spain.
    • No. 55 (male, 35, German) flight VN0018 arriving in Hanoi 14Mar2020 from Paris.
    • No. 56 (male, 30, Briton) flight VN0054 arriving in Hanoi 09Mar2020 from London(same flight as No.46).
    • No. 57 (male, 66, Briton) flight VN0054 arriving in Hanoi 09Mar2020 from London (same flight as No.46).
    • No. 58 (female, 26, Hanoi exchange student in France) flight from Paris arriving in Hanoi 15Mar2020.
    • No. 59 (female, 30, Vietnamese) Stewardess on flight VN0054 arriving in Hanoi 02Mar2020 from London.
    • No. 60 (male, 29, French) flight from Paris arriving in Hanoi 09Mar2020.
    • No. 61 (male, 42, Vietnamese, Ninh Thuan) flight VJ826 from Kuala Lumpur arriving in Ho Chi Minh City 04Mar2020.
    • No. 62 (male, 18, Hanoi, Vietnamese student in England) flight from London arriving at Van Don 16Mar2020. Tested positive. Hospitalized at Viet Nam - Thuy Dien in Uong Bi, Quang Ninh.
    • No. 63 (female, 20, Hanoi, Vietnamese student in England) flight TG564 from Bangkok arriving in Hanoi 15Mar2020. Hospitalized at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh, Hanoi.
    • No. 64 (female, 36, Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City, Hepatitis B) with boyfriend, flight EK392 from Switzerland, transit via Dubai, arriving at Ho Chi Minh City on 12Mar2020, boyfriend to Hong Kong. 16Mar Transfer to Cu Chi for quarantine, no symptoms. Tested positive.
    • No. 65 (female, 28, Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City) works for a ceramic company, in close contact with No.45 &48 on 07 and 10Mar2020.
    • No. 66 (female, 21, Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City) flight BR395 from Taiwan arriving in Ho Chi Minh City 16Mar2020. No symptoms, tested positive.
    • No. 67 (male, 36, Vietnamese, Ninh Thuan) same travel with No.61 flight VJ826 from Kuala Lumpur arriving in Ho Chi Minh City 04Mar2020.
    • No. 68 (male, 41, US, Da Nang) having traveled to India, Spain, Marocco, Germany, Hungary, Holland, then transit via Singapore flight MI632 to Da Nang 14Mar2020. Transferred to a quarantine center. 18Mar tested positive.
    • No.69 (male, 30, German, Hanoi) flight SU290 arriving in Hanoi 13Mar2020.
    • No.70 (male, 19, Vietnamese, Hanoi, student in England) Flight TK164 arriving in Hanoi 16Mar2020.
    • No.71 (female, 19, Vietnamese, Hanoi, student in England) Flight TK164 arriving in Hanoi 16Mar2020.
    • No.72 (female, 25, French) flight Paris - Hanoi on 09Mar2020.
    • No. 73 (male, 11, Vietnamese, living in England) flight VN154 from London to Hanoi arriving on 09Mar2020.
    • No. 74 (male, 23, Vietnamese) Visited Paris, flight VN0018 arriving back in Hanoi 16Mar2020.
    • No. 75 (female, 40, Vietnamese) Visited London, flight VN50 arriving back at Ho Chi Minh.
    • No. 76 (male, 52, French) flight TK162 arriving at Ho Chi Minh 10Mar2020.
    • No. 77 (female, 25, Hanoi, student in England) flight QR976 arriving at Hanoi on 17Mar2020, quarantine and tested positive.
    • No. 78 (male, 22, Hanoi, student in England) flight EK394 arriving at Hanoi on 17Mar2020, quarantine and tested positive.
    • No. 79 (female, 48, Bac Lieu, resident in England) flight EK392 arriving at HCMC on 15Mar2020, quarantine and tested positive.
    • No. 80 (male, 18, Bac Lieu, resident in England) flight EK392 arriving at HCMC on 15Mar2020, quarantine and tested positive. Son of No.79.
    • No. 81 (male, 20, Kon Tum, resident in France) flight AF258 from Paris arriving at HCMC on 14Mar2020, quarantine and tested positive.
    • No. 82 (female, 16, HCMC, back from England and Dubai) flight EK364 from Dubai arriving at HCMC on 15Mar2020, quarantine, no symptoms and tested positive.
    • No. 83 (female, 50, US in HCMC) Travel to Thailand and Turkey, flight TK162 arriving at HCMC on 15Mar2020, quarantine, and tested positive.
    • No. 84 (male, 21, Hanoi, student in England) flight VN0054 arriving at Hanoi on 18Mar2020, quarantine, and tested positive.
    • No. 85 (male, 20, Hanoi, student in England) flight VN0054 arriving at Hanoi on 18Mar2020, quarantine, and tested positive.
    • No. 86 (female, 54, Hanoi, nurse at Bach Mai Hospital for Tropical Diseases)
    • No. 87 (male, 34, Hanoi, nurse at Bach Mai Hospital for Tropical Diseases) in close contact with No. 86.
    • No. 88 (female, 25, Hanoi, interntional student in England) flight London - Hanoi on 12Mar.
    • No. 89 (female, 22, HCMC) flight NH831 from Japan to HCMC on 17Mar.
    • No. 90 (female, 21, HCMC) flight from Spain via Dubai to HCMC on 16Mar, EK392.
    • No. 91 (male, 43, Briton in HCMC) pilot.
    • No. 92 (male, 21, Vietnamese in Da Lat, international student in France) 16Mar flight QR40 from Paris to Doha, then flight QR970 from Doha to HCMC arriving on 17Mar. Quarantine, no symptoms. 18Mar transferred to Cu Chi. 19 and 21Mar tested positive.
    • No. 93 (male, 20, Hanoi, Vietnamese international student in Hungary) flight SU290 arriving in Hanoi on 18Mar.
    • No. 94 (female, 64, Hanoi, Vietnamese traveler to Czech) flight SU290 arriving in Hanoi on 18Mar.
    • No. 95 (male, 20, HCMC, Vietnamese student in France) flight AF258 arriving in HCMC on 18Mar.
    • No. 96 (female, 21, HCMC, Vietnamese traveler to Belgium, Germany, Czech) flight EK392 transit via Dubai arriving in HCMC on 19Mar.
    • No. 97 (male, 34, Briton, English teacher in Vietnam) was in Malaysia two weeks ago, 14Mar visit Buddha Bar - same as No. 91. No symptoms.
    • No. 98 (male, 34, Briton, English teacher in Vietnam, same apartment with No. 97) 14Mar visit Buddha Bar - same as No. 91.
    • No. 99 (male, 29, HCMC, Vietnamese student in France) flight AF258 from Paris arriving in HCMC on 18Mar. Quarantine and tested positive.
    • No. 100 (male, 55, HCMC, Vietnamese HCMC) flight AK524 from Kuala Lumpur arriving in HCMC on 03Mar.
    • No. 101 (female, 26, Vung Tau, Vietnamese) VN0050 London - Can Tho 18Mar.
    • No. 102 (female, 9, Hanoi, Vietnamese) VN0050 London - Can Tho 18Mar.
    • No. 103 (male, 22, HCMC, Vietnamese) VN0050 London - Can Tho 18Mar.
    • No. 104 (female, 33, HCMC, Vietnamese) VN0050 London - Can Tho 18Mar.
    • No. 105 (female, 35, An Giang, Vietnamese) AK575 Kuala Lumpur - Can Tho 18Mar.
    • No. 106 (female, 20, An Giang, Vietnamese) AK575 Kuala Lumpur - Can Tho 18Mar.
    • No. 107 (female, 25, Hanoi, Vietnamese) daughter of No. 86.
    • No. 108 (male, 19, Hanoi, Vietnamese student in UK) VN0054 London - Hanoi 18Mar.
    • No. 109 (male, 42, Hanoi, Vietnamese professor in UK) TG560 London - Bankok - Hanoi 15Mar.
    • No. 110 (female, 19, Hanoi, Vietnamese student in US) flight US - Japan, flight JL751 arriving in HN 19Mar.
    • No. 111 (female, 25, Nam Dinh, Vietnamese student in France)
    • No. 112 (female, 30, Hanoi, Vietnamese student in France)
    • No. 113 (female, 18, Hanoi, Vietnamese student in UK)
    • No. 114 (male, 19, Hanoi, Vietnamese student in Holland)
    • No. 115 (female, 44, Hanoi, Vietnamese in CZech, daughter of No. 94)
    • No. 116 (male, 29, Hanoi, doctor at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases)
    • No. 117 (male, 30, Long An, Vietnamese) trip in Cambodia 09-19Mar. Return to Vietnam via Tay Ninh.
    • No. 118 (female, 23, An Giang, Vietnamese) work at a casino in Cambodia, return to Vietnam on 19Mar via Tay Ninh.
    • No. 119 (male, 29, US, HCMC) Trip to Indonesia, Thailand; return to Vietnam 15Mar.
    • No. 120 (male, 27, Canadian, HCMC) in close contact with No. 91 at various places from 14Mar.
    • No. 121 (male, 58, HCMC) Flight New York - Narita, flight NH831 to HCMC on 19Mar.
    • No. 122 (female, 24, Ha Tinh, works at a bar in Bangkok) Flight TG947 Bankok - Da Nang on 20Mar.
    • No. 123 (female, 17, Ben Tre, lives in Sarawak Malaysia) Malaysia - Brunei - Vietnam BI381 17Mar.
    • No. 124 (male, 52, HCMC & Dong Nai, Brazillian) works at a shoe company in HCMC and Dong Nai. Visit Buddha Bar in HCMC on 14Mar. 22Mar quarantine. No symptoms.
    • No. 125 (female, 22, South African, lives in HCMC) Buddha Bar on 14-15Mar. No symptoms.
    • No. 126 (male, 28, South African, lives in HCMC) Buddha Bar on 14-15Mar, friend of No. 125. No symptoms.
    • No. 127 (male, 23, HCMC) Bartender at the Buddha Bar. 16Mar fever and visit a local clinic. 17-20Mar at home, no more fever. 21Mar declare health, self-quarantine. 22Mar quarantine at a center. 23Mar tested positive.
    • No. 128 (male, 20, Hai Phong, student in UK) 20Mar arrive at Hanoi. 22-23Mar tested positive.
    • No. 129 (male, 20, Hanoi, student in UK) 20Mar arrive at Hanoi. 22-23Mar tested positive.
    • No. 130 (male, 30, HCMC, trip to Spain) Flight Spain - Russia - Hanoi flight SU290 arriving on 22Mar.
    • No. 131 (male, 23, HCMC, trip to Spain) Flight Spain - Russia - Hanoi flight SU290 arriving on 22Mar.
    • No. 132 (male, 25, Hanoi, trip to Spain) Flight Spain - Russia - Hanoi flight SU290 arriving on 22Mar.
    • No. 133 (female, 66, Lai Chau, treated at Bach Mai Hospital for another disease) 22Mar return home and fever. 23Mar tested positive.
    • No. 134 (male, 10, Hanoi, overseas trip) Flight SU290 18Mar.
    • No. 135 (female, 27, parents in Hai Phong, overseas Vietnamese) Flight Danmark - Doha - Bangkok - Da Nang on flight PG947 on 21Mar. Quarantine. Tested positive 25Mar.
    • No. 136 (female, 23, Hanoi, Vietnamese student in US) Flight arriving in Hanoi 16Mar, quarantine at home, 21Mar fever and 22Mar tested positive. 24Mar tested postive.
    • No. 137 (male, 36, Nghe An, travel to Germany) Flight arriving in Hanoi on 15Mar, quarantine. Tested postive on 24Mar.
    • No. 138 (male, 23, Hanoi, student in UK) Flight VN0054 arriving in Hanoi on 21Mar. Quarantine. Tested positive on 24Mar.
    • No. 139 (female, 96, Hanoi, student in UK) Flight VN0054 arriving in Hanoi on 21Mar. Quarantine. Tested positive on 24Mar.
    • No. 140 (male, 21, Hanoi, overseas trip) Flight VN0054 arriving in Hanoi on 21Mar. Quarantine. Tested positive on 24Mar.
    • No. 141 (male, 29, Hanoi, doctor at Hanoi Hospital for tropical disease II)
    • No. 142 (male, 26, HCMC, Vietnamese student in US) US Texas - Taiwan - HCMC on 10Mar. Visit a few places. 22Mar tested positive.
    • No. 143 (female, 58, HCMC, South African) US Seattle - Taiwan - HCMC on BR395 on 21Mar. Quarantine. 22Mar Cough and heavy breathing.
    • No. 144 (male, 22, HCMC, Vietnamese student in UK) VN50 arriving 22Mar, quarantine and tested positive. No symptoms.
    • No. 145 (male, 34, HCMC, works at a nail salon in US) flight VN50 arriving at Can Tho 22Mar. Quarantine. Cough and transfer to hospital, tested positive.
    • No. 146 (female, 17, Ha Tinh, works in Thailand) arrive 20Mar, quarantine, tested positive.
    • No. 147 (male, 19, Hanoi, Vietnamese student in UK) flight VN54 on 21Mar, quarantine.
    • No. 148 (male, 58, Hanoi, French) flight Paris - Hanoi 12Mar. 12-19Mar visit Hanoi. 19Mar quarantine. 24Mar tested positive.
    • No. 149 (male, 40, Hanoi, worker in Germany) flight VN36 arrive at Van Don 23Mar. Quarantine. Tested positive 25Mar. No symptoms.
    • No. 150 (male, 55, HCMC, visit US) Flight US - Taiwan - HCMC flight BR395 13Mar. 14-18Mar meets many. 18Mar visit a clinic, transfer to Hospital for tropical disease. 23Mar cough and sore throat. 26Mar tested positive.
    • No. 151 (female, 45, HCMC, Brazillian) A colleague and close contact to No. 124. Meet many people. 26Mar tested positive.
    • No. 152 (female, 27, HCMC) sister ad share same house with No. 127. Meet many people. 20Mar self-quarantine. 26Mar tested positive.
    • No. 153 (female, 60, Da Nang, visit Australia) Flight VN772 Australia - HCMC 21Mar. Quarantine in same room with No. 143. 23Mar quarantine at hospital. 26Mar tested positive.
    • No. 154 (female, 23, Quang Ninh, student in UK) Flight VN50 London - Can Tho 22Mar. Quarantine in Can Tho. Cough, heavy breathing, nausea. 24-27Mar tested positive.
    • No. 155 (female, 21, Hung Yen, student in UK) Flight VN50 London - Can Tho 22Mar. Quarantine in Bac Lieu. No symptoms. 27Mar tested positive.
    • No. 156 (male, 21, Tra Vinh, student in UK) Flight VN50 London - Can Tho 22Mar. Quarantine in Bac Lieu. No symptoms. 27Mar tested positive.
    • No. 157 (female, 31, Briton in HCMC) in contact with patient from the Buddha Bar. No symptoms. 27Mar tested positive.
    • No. 158 (male, 45, Brazillian in HCMC) in contact with patient from the Buddha Bar.
    • No. 159 (male, 33, Brazillian in HCMC) in contact with patient from the Buddha Bar.
    • No. 160 (female, 30, Lam Dong, visitor to Spain) 30 days ago in contact with COVID patient in Spain. 20Mar sore throat, cough, no fever. Flight Madrid - Moscow - HCMC SU292 on 22Mar. 27Mar tested positive.
    • No. 161 (female, 88, Hung Yen) 17Mar in Bach Mai Hospital same as No. 133. 24-25Mar Tested positive.
    • No. 162 (female, 63, Hanoi, daughter in law of and visited No. 161) No symptom. Hospitalized 25Mar, tested positive 25-27Mar.
    • No. 163 (female, 43, Hanoi, grand daughter of and visited No. 161) No symptom. Hospitalized 25Mar, tested positive 25-27Mar.

***notes: the No. of the infected cases are per the order in which the medical tests are carried out.

  • Tested negative: 31,728;
  • Suspected of infection (who have entered Vietnam from infected countries and regions and who have the symptoms like coughing, fever,... All have been put in special quaratine): 1,729;
  • Regular medical quarantine (who have entered Vietnam from infected countries or regions; or who have a close physical contact with those from infected countries/regions): 57,104.

 The Vietnamese authorities have re-acted quickly and in a timely manner to the incident regarding the discovery of patient No. 17. The passengers on the same flight with this person have been contacted and put in quarantine in various cities in Vietnam and so have been the means of transport these persons used. And the people of Vietnam along with the foreign travelers have been in utmost co-operation with the authorities in collective efforts to contain the disease from spreading in the community.

Streets and residential areas, neighborhoods which have had contact with the infected persons have all been completely locked down and disinfectant spray has been carried out in the possibly infected residential areas, tourist boats, aircrafts, restaurants, golf courses, hotels... The people who have been in contact with the infected persons have been in quarantine.

From March 7, 2020 all arrivals into Vietnam are to complete a Health/Medical Declaration Form requesting basic health and medical conditions of the travelers. False health/medical declarations are subject to criminal proceedings. Travelers with abnomal health symptoms are put in quarantine. Travelers coming to Vietnam from infected countries/territories are put in quarantine for 14 days.

Vietnam has stopped all flights to the country from infected countries/regions/cities/territories. Vietnam has also stopped visa exemption policy to several countries which are having the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

All those draconian measures by the Vietnamese authorities and the Vietnamese people are to fight the spread of coronavirus in the country and from Vietnam to other countries. This makes Vietnam a really safe destination, safe home for the Vietnamese nationals as well as foreign visitors. This certainly helps to stop the transmission of coronavirus to the world. Feedback from foreign travelers who are traveling the country and who are in quarantine have been extremely positive. We all feel safe living and traveling in Vietnam for now.

Practice due caution and preventative measures as advised by the Vietnamese health authorities and you should have a great adventure of a lifetime in Vietnam!