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Drastic measures taken for prevention of coronavirus

Update: February, 03/2020 - 15:55

 

Teachers clean tables and chairs at a primary school in Đà Nẵng. 171 education centres and schools were cleaned and sterilised before students return to school on February 3. VNS Photo Đinh Hà 

ĐÀ NẴNG — Nine people have been taken into quarantine and put under observation in Đà Nẵng after being detected with a slight fever. The nine were among a total of 8,300 tested at the international airport and seaports. 

Three healthy people were released from the hospital on Saturday (February 1).

The city's health department said on Sunday (February 2) that 22 patients (one Chinese and 21 Vietnamese) were now under observation for coronavirus at the city’s hospitals.

It said the patients are in a stable condition, with some suffering slight fevers as of Sunday morning.

The department said the city had checked 73 people between January 26 and February 2, of which 51 (including 24 foreigners) have been released, and 32 samples of those tested negative for coronavirus.

A worker disinfects classrooms in the central city Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo 

On Saturday (February 1), all 171 educational centres and schools in the city were cleaned and sterilised, while 600 principals were educated on prevention measures.

Đà Nẵng-based Đông Á college decided to allow students to stay at home and study online until  February 9.

At the Furama Đà Nẵng resort, staff and visitors started using preventive measures. Face masks were available for guests, while hot lemongrass tea was offered for all tourists.

In Quảng Nam, the provincial general hospital was monitoring a 19-year-old student who developed a fever a few days after returning from Wuhan, China.

Director of the provincial health department, Nguyễn Văn Hai said the patient (a female student) was quarantined at the hospital as soon as she got a fever at home in Tiên Phước district.

He said the student, who was studying at Huazhong (Central China) Normal University (CCNU), travelled from Wuhan to Nanning, China (on January 19), and then to Hà Nội, before taking a flight to Đà Nẵng and a bus to Tam Kỳ City in Quảng Nam Province on January 20.

She then took a bus to her home in Tiên Phước district.

She got a fever several days after trips between Tam Kỳ and Tiên Phước during Tết (Lunar New Year), and was taken to  an isolated unit at the provincial hospital.

Her medical sample, which was sent for testing at Nha Trang Pasteur Institute, tested negative for coronavirus after the official results were released on February 2.

Director of the provincial health department, Hai said she still has a slight fever.

The provincial university also allowed students to remain at home until February 9.

In Quảng Ngãi Province, two health centres in Bình Sơn District were prepared as isolated areas for treatment of coronavirus patients.

The province asked the managing boards of Dung Quất Economic Zone, industrial zones and Việt Nam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) to temporarily stop employing labourers from coronavirus-affected area in China.

According to Dung Quất Economic Zone, Hòa Phát Dung Quất Steel company employs 308 Chinese labourers, of which 60 are still in China after their vacation for the Lunar New Year.

Body temperature machines were set up at the entrance of Hòa Phát Dung Quất steel company. The company employs 10,000 labourers.

Thừa Thiên-Huế province people’s committee asked the local health department to prepare two million face masks for free delivery at heath centres and other destinations.

The provincial department of Culture and Sports also banned all festivals from February 1.

No cases of coronavirus have been found in the central region. — VNS

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