Blockade of the 5th floor of a hotel in Hai Phong related to a Japanese suspected of being infected with SARS-CoV-2

According to information from Hai Phong Department of Health, after receiving Document No. 5/2020 / TB dated 5-10-2020 of KCVN Company announcing a suspected case of Covid-19, is a Japanese The Department of Health has coordinated with the People’s Committee of Le Chan and Thuy Nguyen districts to take measures to deal with the outbreak related to this case.

Accordingly, the suspected case is that Mr. TK (SN 1987, Japanese nationality) works at KCVN Company, with address in Thuy Nguyen district; Currently, Mr. TK lives in Le Chan district. Mr. TK went to Vietnam to work from June 26, 2018, until October 5, 2020, flew back to Japan on flight Asianna Airline OZ 112, landed in Osaka, Japan at 10:00 am on the same day.

Passengers on a commercial flight departing from Vietnam to Japan in September 2020

It is known that since coming to Vietnam to work until now, Mr. TK has not returned to his home country yet. This time, we did not go anywhere from Hai Phong, daily bus with 13 people and driver of TT Company from residence to workplace. Before returning to Japan, Mr. TK held a farewell party with his colleagues. According to information from Mr. TK, after landing at Osaka airport, was tested by PCR method, the result was positive.

Immediately after receiving information about Mr. TK’s case, Hai Phong Department of Health urgently implemented measures to handle the outbreak. Up to 21:00 on October 5, 2020, through the review, 162 cases of F1 were identified, currently isolated at home and residence; 125 test samples were taken and sent to the City Preventive Medicine Center for testing. Health Centers of districts are continuing to investigate and review F2 cases.

In addition, the Department of Health has directed the spraying of Mr. TK’s workplace and residence, and blockade the entire 5th floor of RP hotel (in Le Chan district) including 13 rooms, spray disinfectant. disinfection on the 5th floor and reception area of ​​the hotel. Isolation for 6 people is the receptionist, room service staff at the hotel while waiting for the second test result.

In the coming time, the Department of Health suggests KCVN Company will continue to discuss with Mr. TK in Japan to get information about the results of the next tests; at the same time, continuing to trace close contacts and people in close contact with the patient (F1, F2) to take samples, implement appropriate health monitoring, medical isolation; direct relevant units and localities to take measures to prevent epidemics in accordance with the actual developments.

Recently, a 23-year-old man in Hanoi went to Japan on September 30 with a positive test result SARS-CoV-2 by quick test at Narita Airport, Japan. This is the 10th case of departure from Hanoi with a positive rapid test result when coming to Japan, but 9 people later gave negative results when tested again through PR-PCR.

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