Doctors from the Vĩnh Phúc Centre for Diseases Control check a list of overseas students from countries affected by COVID-19 before taking their samples for tests. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng
HÀ NỘI — Two provinces on Sunday brought hundreds of people who had completed their quarantines to their hometowns.
A report of the Lai Châu Province Department of Health showed that by Sunday, 43 people who had close contact with patients No 133 and No 172 had tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, of whom 25 were negative for the third time whereas 18 were negative for the second time.
In an online meeting on Sunday, the provincial Department of Health decided to bring them home and continue their quarantine at home for another 14 days.
With the addition of the 43, nearly 700 people who had close contact with patients No 133 and 172 had tested negative for the disease.
More than 1,100 people who had far contact with the two patients have also completed their quarantine at home.
The Vĩnh Phúc Province steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control on Sunday also brought 433 people who completed their quarantine to their hometowns.
Chairman of the provincial people’s committee Nguyễn Văn Trì asked the people to educate their local communities about the importance of following Ministry of Health guidance to fight the pandemic.
Vĩnh Phúc has received more than 700 Vietnamese citizens coming back from countries hit by the COVID-19 pandemic since March 22. They were put into quarantine in three different places. During the quarantine, they received health supervision and all tested negative for the disease. — VNS