The Ministry of Health hastens to investigate and handle cases of Covid-19 in Yen Bai

The Ministry of Health said that it has just sent an express dispatch to the People’s Committee of Yen Bai province about the case of SARS-CoV-2 infection in this province. Previously, on April 26, the Vietnam infectious disease surveillance system recorded 1 male patient, 63 years old, with an address in Dong Tam ward, Yen Bai city, Yen Bai province. On the evening of April 27, the Ministry of Health announced this case as a patient Covid-19 number 2857.

This male patient is the hotel receptionist, the patient with a history of epidemiology serving daily in the quarantine area with an Indian expert is quarantined at the hotel (previously recorded 4 cases of Indian experts ly immediately after entry on April 18, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 at this hotel).

Currently, the patient is isolated and treated at Dong Anh Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

The Nhu Nguyet 2 Hotel (Yen Bai City) is the place where immigration is quarantined – Photo: Baoyenbai

In order to continue implementing measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic, prevent the epidemic from spreading in the quarantine area and into the community, the Ministry of Health – the standing agency of the National Steering Committee – electricity and requests the Provincial People’s Committee Yen Bai directs to continue to expand epidemiological investigation, make a list of all the people in close contact with and related to the patient, perform expedited traceability, medical isolation. Take a large area test (including: relatives, medical staff, hotel staff, close contact …) for confirmation.

Organize daily close monitoring of health situation and medical isolation, take samples for testing according to regulations for all cases of close and relevant contact with patients; If any signs of fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose, fatigue, chills or shortness of breath are detected, immediately quarantine at the medical facility and take a specimen for testing.

The Ministry of Health also requested that the treatment and thorough sterilization of the environment be carried out immediately in the place of the patient’s permanent residence; sites where the patient has been to, lived, and worked; means of transport and other relevant areas in accordance with regulations in the guidance on surveillance and prevention of epidemic Covid-19 of the Ministry of Health.

Request to strengthen the review, inspection and strict supervision of the implementation of procedures and regulations on entry, surveillance, medical isolation, and Covid-19 epidemic prevention testing, absolutely not to spread In quarantined areas, spreading to the community was also introduced by the Ministry of Health.

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Kinh, Chairman of the Covid-19 Professional Treatment Council, said that 4 patients who are Indian experts and Nhu Nguyet Hotel staff (where immigration isolation) are being treated at Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases 2. Currently, the patient’s health is stable, the clinical manifestations have not clearly seen any difference compared to other normal Covid-19 patients.

Patients with a high fever of 38.5 degrees C, by day 4, have stabilized health. Doctors are closely monitoring abnormal developments. Chest X-ray picture showed that there was a patient with blurred glass lesions, but no patient had to be ventilated or oxygenated.

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