|People wait in line to be tested for COVID or receive a certificate for having recovered at a medical station in HCM City’s Gò Vấp District. The city's Department of Health plans to launch an online feature where recovered patients can receive the certificate via email. – Photo tuoitre.vn|
HCM CITY – HCM City plans to issue digital certificates of recovery for COVID-19 patients, which would preclude their need to visit local medical stations to obtain them.
Currently patients who treated themselves at home and tested negative need to visit nearby medical stations to get the ‘Certification for quarantine completion’.
Recently due to the recent spike in cases, many commune and ward medical stations are packed with people coming for the certificates.
The city Department of Health has said it will now instead issue them online.
Patients need to register their personal info, including email, at https://tracuuf0.medinet.org.vn/khaibao.htm.
After they recover and inform local medical stations about their negative test results, they can get the certificates on email.
The city is currently monitoring over 87,700 COVID patients at home and quarantine zones.
It is seeing a spike in the caseload after the Tết holidays and students were allowed back in school, with the highly contagious Omicron variant being the dominant strand.
The BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron is accounting for many infections in the city.
Although this variant has a less severe health impact than the Delta variant, it is more transmissible and likely to cause a rapid surge in infections. – VNS