Patient 2911, a 28-year-old man in Hanoi, met and ate with patient 2899 on April 22, before the latter was confirmed to test positive for the novel coronavirus. Patient 2899 is a male migrant worker who returned from Japan.
The first community case in Hanoi after 73 days lives in Viet Hung Commune, Dong Anh District. He is a truck driver who has been to many places since coming in contact with patient 2899.
He met with patient 2899 from 8-10 p.m. April 22 in an eatery in Ly Nhan District in the northern province of Ha Nam.
The next morning he drove his own car to his home in Dong Anh District, where he came into contact with two family members.
From April 24 to April 28 he had come into contact with at least 10 people, nine in Dong Anh District and one in Me Linh District.
On April 29, after learning that he had come into contact with an infected man, he reported to the local medical center and isolated himself at home. He tested positive the same day.
The building where he lives has been locked down with 21 people inside.
Patients 2912 and 2913, a 58-year-old grandmother and her 2-year-old granddaughter in the northern province of Hung Yen, were both linked to patient 2899. They came into contact with the man during a trip to Ha Nam between April 17-23.
Authorities have locked down their village, Hoang Xa, with more than 1,200 residents.
In the last 24 hours Vietnam has recorded 9 new community cases after over a month of no such cases.
All the new cases are linked to patient 2899, who tested positive with the novel coronavirus in the northern province of Ha Nam after completing his mandated two-week quarantine in Da Nang where he tested negative thrice.
The country has recorded 2,914 Covid-19 cases to date including 2,516 recoveries and 35 deaths.
The Ministry of Health has warned of high chances of contagion from illegal border entry and urge people to implement protective measures.