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HCM City issues guidelines on transporting quarantined people home

Update: March, 31/2020 - 16:50


A dormitory at the FPT University in Hà Nội being used as a quarantine zone. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn

HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Health has given instructions on how to transport people from public quarantines to their homes after they complete the mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine period. 

It said if they are picked up by their family, appropriate pick-up locations must be designated.

HCM City residents will be taken by car to the designated pick-up locations arranged by district authorities and handed over to their family while those from the Mekong Delta will be taken to four pick-up locations in Long An, Tiền Giang and Vĩnh Long provinces and Cần Thơ City from where they will be taken home by authorities from their province.

People from the central region will be dropped off at Đồng Nai Province or Phan Thiết City in Bình Thuận Province.

The elaborate arrangements have been made since they will have to remain in isolation for a further week after reaching home.

A certificate of completion of quarantine will be issued.

The Centres for Disease Control in provinces will continue to monitor the quarantined people even after they reach home. 

Since March 20 all travellers coming to Việt Nam have been subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

It does not apply to people coming for diplomatic and official purposes though they have to isolate themselves at their place of stay under the supervision of local authorities.

All Vietnamese carriers have suspended international flights since March 25.

Recently Việt Nam has sent thousands of its nationals returning home to escape the pandemic in the EU and the US to quarantine camps.

As of Tuesday afternoon the country has had 204 COVID-19 cases, of whom 56 have recovered and the rest are still in hospital. There have been no deaths. — VNS 

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