Foreign experts quarantined and tested in Quảng Ngãi

Update: May, 25/2020 - 16:04


Harmonia hotel staff are told how to prevent COVID-19. — Photo

QUẢNG NGÃI — Fifteen foreign experts who came to work at Hòa Phát Steel Joint Stock Company (located in Dung Quất Economic Zone) were tested for the novel coronavirus as soon as they arrived at Đà Nẵng Airport on Sunday afternoon, Hồ Minh Nên, director of central Quảng Ngãi Province's Centre for Disease Control said.

On Sunday afternoon, the centre sent blood and throat samples of these foreign experts to Nha Trang Pasteur Institute to test for COVID-19.

Among them, 13 came from Croatia and two from Italy – both COVID-19-affected countries.

These experts were also moved to Harmonia Hotel in Bình Đông Commune, Bình Sơn District, Quảng Ngãi Province, for quarantine given by the local authority.

The hospital’s quarantine area has been set up with three medical check stations at the entrance.

The provincial police in co-ordination with Bình Sơn District police supervised around the clock to ensure security and control the number of people entering and leaving the quarantine area.

At the hotel, disinfection and medical examinations were carried out at the entrance before experts had moved to the quarantine area.

As planned, from the end of May, Quảng Ngãi Province will receive foreign experts (expected to be over 1,000) from many countries.

They will come to participate in the overall maintenance of Dung Quất Oil Refinery (about 350 people) and support to complete the installation at Hòa Phát Steel Joint Stock Company (over 700 people).

All foreign experts must undergo medical checks according to current regulations and follow quarantine requirements given by the local authority. — VNS