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Viet Nam monitors passenger arrivals

Update: June, 11/2015 - 10:12
About 8,000 travellers from MERS-hit South Korea have visited Viet Nam since June 3. — Photo tienphong

HA NOI (VNS) — Vice Chairman of Ha Noi's People's Committee Nguyen Van Suu ordered the city's health sector to keep a watchful eye on passengers checking in, especially those coming from South Korea where the MERS outbreak was claiming casualties.

He was inspecting measures being taken against an MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) at Noi Bai international airport on Tuesday.

About 8,000 travellers from MERS-hit South Korea have visited Viet Nam since June 3. Every day, about 10 flights from South Korea and the Middle East land in Viet Nam, with 2,000 passengers arriving at this airport on average.

Meanwhile, HCM City had assigned three hospitals to receive, isolate and treat patients suspected of having the MERS-CoV including HCMC Tropical, Nhi Dong 1 and Nhi Dong 2. — VNS

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