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Nearly 1,900 people complete quarantine period in Hà Nội on Tuesday

Update: March, 10/2020 - 15:22


Trúc Bạch Street, Ba Đình District is the area where the 17th COVID-19 infection case of Việt Nam, also the first in Hà Nội, was found. She boarded Flight VN0054 from London to Hà Nội, which landed at Nội Bài International Airport at 4:30am on March 2. -- Photo

Hà NÔI — As many as 1,893 people who were identified to have contact with COVID-19 infected patients and their families in Hà Nội will leave concentrated quarantine centres today after having completed their quarantine period.

The city’s Military High Command announced the development on Monday at the meeting of the city’s steering committee on COVID-19 prevention and control.

Twenty-eight South Koreans will also be allowed to return to their home country.

The city’s Military High Command received and sent 3,697 people who were under quarantine due to COVID-19 to quarantine centres.

All 2,240 samples that have been taken tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

Hoàng Đức Hạnh, Deputy Director of the department, reported that as of 3pm on Monday, the city had had no fatalities.

Regarding the reports of the lockdown of the Metropole Hotel in Hòan Kiếm District where British tourists had stayed, a representative of the district said that authorities sterilised the hotel and another at 12 Nguyễn Quang Bích Street.

On the afternoon of Monday, the two hotels resumed normal operation, and Metropole Hotel has not been on lockdown as reported, the official confirmed.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung said at the meeting that all of the COVID-19 infection cases in Hà Nội have been tracked down, with no community transmission detected thus far.

Given new challenges, the official called for greater efforts to complete the list of those people who have been in close contact with the infection cases.

All overseas working trips by the city’s officials must be cancelled unless they get approval from the Prime Minister, and unnecessary conferences should be scrapped or scaled down, Chung requested.

The municipal Department of Health and the Hà Nội-based National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology will admit first-generation patients to ease overloading at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Also on Monday, Hà Nội City’s health department proposed the municipal People’s Committee to fund meals for people who are under quarantine due to COVID-19. It was proposed that each of them would be given VNĐ80,000 per day.

The rate will be maintained until the Government decides on financial assistance. By this morning, Việt Nam has confirmed 33 COVID-19 cases, 16 of them have fully recovered. — VNS


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