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Book on quarantine instructions released

Update: March, 20/2020 - 13:10
Health workers take samples from passengers at the Hà Nội-based Nội Bài International Airport. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hùng

HÀ NỘI — A book providing instructions on medical quarantine for areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic has been released by the Ministry of Health.

The book will be circulated nationwide.

The instructions include blockading the affected areas to control the pandemic, preventing it from spreading to other places.

Localities can choose the quarantine scale based on their situation – quarantine in a village, a street, a commune or a district.

The minimum quarantine period is 28 days. It can be lengthened depending on the situation.

The quarantine area must have supervision stations to ensure public security in the area and supply food and necessary medicines for people in the quarantine area.

Rubbish discharged from the area must be treated based on regulations.

Also detailed in the book, hospitals supplying treatment should be divided into different parts for COVID-19 patients, for COVID-19 suspected cases and waiting for test results, for COVID-19 suspected cases testing negative and for COVID-19 patients completing their treatment and twice testing negative.

The book also gives instructions on sterilising the affected area, and founding inspection teams to supervise the quarantine area every day. — VNS


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