Some 30 doctors and medical workers in Hà Nam General Hospital have been quarantined for contacting the 251st COVID-19 patient. —Photo thanhnien.vn
HÀ NAM — Hà Nam Province’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has decided to quarantine 30 doctors and medical workers in Hà Nam General Hospital for contacting the 251st COVID-19 patient.
The decision was made at an urgent meeting at midnight on Tuesday after the committee received test results showing the patient was positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The committee also immediately imposed a lockdown on Village Ngô Khê 3, Bình Nghĩa Commune, Bình Lục District at midnight on Tuesday. The 251st patient lives in the village.
As per the Ministry of Health’s bulletin announced on Wednesday morning, the 251st patient is a 64-year-old Vietnamese man. Since March 20, he was being treated at the Department of Gastroenterology in the Hà Nam General Hospital where his son and daughter-in-law, who live in Hà Nội, had been taking care of him. The man tested positive for COVID-19 on April 7. This source of his infection is under investigation.
The committee had sprayed disinfectant at the hospital and implemented epidemiological surveillance for all relevant people at midnight. — VNS