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In this Feb. 20, 2020 photo, passengers stop for health check upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, Vietnam. Doctors in Vietnam are hoping to perform a lung transplant to save the life of a British pilot, as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to avoid having him become the country’s first COVID-19 death. The 43-year-old Vietnam Airlines pilot, known according to privacy rules as “Patient 91,” tested positive for the coronavirus in March in Ho Chi Minh City and is being treated there at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases.(AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

Vietnam plans lung transplant for British COVID-19 patient

May. 15, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Doctors in Vietnam are hoping to perform a lung transplant to save the life of a British pilot and keep him from becoming the Southeast Asian nation's first coronavirus fatality. The 43-year-old Vietnam Airlines pilot, known because of privacy rules as “Patient 91,”...