HANOI, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported three new cases of COVID-19 infection on Thursday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 1,361 with 35 deaths from the disease so far, according to its Ministry of Health.
The new cases, who include a Nepalese and two Vietnamese citizens, recently entered the country from abroad and were quarantined upon arrival, said the ministry.
The ministry also announced that eight more patients have been given the all-clear, raising the total cured cases in the country to 1,209 as of Thursday.
Meanwhile, nearly 16,600 people are being quarantined and monitored, the ministry said.
Regarding the recent community cases recorded in Vietnam, the police of southern Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday decided to launch criminal proceedings against people involved in transmitting COVID-19, including a flight attendant who breached COVID-19 quarantine protocols and infected at least three others, according to a report by Vietnam News Agency.
The flight attendant was the first community COVID-19 case reported in Vietnam after the country went through nearly 90 days without any cases of this kind.