BEGIC - On the afternoon of
April 6th, the Korean Consulate General sent a dispatch to the
Department of External Relations of Ho Chi Minh City about a Korean citizen
after leaving Viet Nam on March 31 at Tan Son Nhat International Airport with the
1st test result of nose and throat samples was positive for Covid-19
on April 2 at Incheon Medical Station (Korea). After that, the above citizen
had the 2nd and 3rd test results on April 3rd
and 5th were negative. The final test result on April 6th
was also negative for Covid-19 so the above citizen will be discharged soon.
The above case was
identified as Mr. L.K.N. (Korean), entered Viet Nam from the end of January 2020
and worked at S.W.V Company mold room (Uyen Hung Ward, Tan Uyen Town). When Mr.
L.K.N arriving in Korea, he is confirmed positive for Covid-19. After receiving
notice from the Korean Consulate General and the Ho Chi Minh City Department of
External Relations, Binh Duong province authorities have identified 46 people
who have had close contact with Mr. L.K.N (including 7 Koreans: 3 people living
in the company's dormitories and 4 people living in Ho Chi Minh City). All of
the people in contact with Mr. L.K.N were placed in quarantine at the
Provincial Military School and sampled to the Pasteur Institute for testing.
On the afternoon of April
6th, Binh Duong Department of Health received 39 negative results
for Covid-19 from Pasteur Institute. Earlier, on April 5th, the test
results of 4 cases in Ho Chi Minh City in close contact with Mr. L.K.N were also
The Korean Consulate
General requested the authorities to support to consider quitting the
quarantine for 15 Korean citizens who have had direct and indirect contact with
the above-mentioned citizen, who are being quarantined
from April 4th.