Vietnam reports 14 more cases of COVID-19

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam reported 11 imported cases and three local infections of COVID-19 in the past 12 hours to 6pm on Saturday, said the Ministry of Health. 
All the three new community cases were detected in the northern province of Ha Nam and were closely linked to a COVID-19 case confirmed by the Ministry of Health on Thursday. 
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Friday chaired an emergency cabinet meeting on the fight against COVID-19 as Vietnam confirmed new locally transmitted infections after more than a month. 

Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said a number of new domestic cases of COVID-19 have been detected and all of them are linked to patient 2899, a male migrant worker who returned from Japan to Ha Nam. 

Patient 2899 tested positive on Thursday after completing his mandatory two-week quarantine in Da Nang city where he tested negative thrice.

The Health Ministry is tracing all people who had close contact with the new patients, Mr. Long said.

By Saturday evening, the national count reached 2,942 with 2,549 recoveries. The death toll remains at 35.