One more new Covid-19 case, isolated in HCMC

The Ministry of Health said that during the day, Vietnam recorded one more case Covid-19 is a newcomer isolated in Ho Chi Minh City. That patient is 1110 (BN1110) male, 35 years old, Indian nationality, specialist working in Vinh Phuc province.

On October 6, a patient from India entered Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) on flight 6E9471, and was transferred to isolation in Ho Chi Minh City.

On October 7, the patient was sampled for the first time, and the results were negative for SAR-CoV-2. On 10-10, the patient had a fever, headache. On October 11, the patient was sampled for a second time, tested positive for SAR-CoV-2. Currently, the patient is being isolated and treated at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases of Ho Chi Minh City.

Earlier on this flight, 6 cases were reported positive for SARS-CoV-2, isolated in Dong Thap province (5) and in Dong Nai (1).

Thus, up to now, Vietnam has 1,110 Covid-19 patients, of which 691 cases are caused by domestic infection, the rest are imported cases, which are immediately isolated.

Up to this point, after 40 days, Vietnam has not recorded cases of Covid-19 in the community. Total number of people in close contact and entry from epidemic zones under health monitoring (quarantine): 16,160. During the day, the whole country, 1 more Covid-19 patient was announced to be cured, increasing the number of cured cases in our country to 1,025. The number of deaths is still 35.

Over the past 40 days, Vietnam has not recorded cases of Covid-19 in the community – Source: Ministry of Health

According to the Ministry of Health, following the Prime Minister’s instructions, the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 epidemic prevention, the Ministry of Health continues to implement measures to prevent Covid-19: Continue to build and complete Guide the immigration process for passengers on commercial flights.

To direct the implementation of criteria for safe hospitals to prevent Covid-19 epidemics and infectious diseases, to ensure safe medical examination and treatment; regularly update the implementation of safe hospitals through information technology application under the guidance of the Ministry of Health.

To strictly direct the screening, classification, diversion, and thoroughly control people coming for medical examination and treatment, people traveling between departments, preventing infections in hospitals …

The Ministry of Health continues to direct the strict implementation of the medical quarantine at the border gates, requiring all people entering the country to make compulsory medical declaration; strongly recommends the installation of Bluezone applications for fast tracking; surveillance for early detection of suspicious cases; organize the classification of cases which must be appropriately isolated according to regulations right at the border gate; monitor and update the health situation of people entering every day during the period of medical isolation and supervision.

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