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Ministry seeks people in contact with 243rd COVID-19 patient

Update: April, 08/2020 - 22:17

 

The 243th COVID-19 patient's travel report from March 8 to April 4.

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has issued an urgent notice to trace all people who had close contact with Viet Nam's 243rd COVID-19 patient, a 47-year-old man, from Hà Nội’s Mê Linh District.

The man went to Quảng Bá Flower Market in Hà Nội on many mornings, including 3.55-6.30am on March 8, 2.30-5am from March 14, 1-5am on March 22 and 23, 3-6am on March 25, 2-6am on March 26 and 2.30-6am on March 27.

He visited the Department of Allergology and Clinical Immunology of Bạch Mai Hospital from 8.30-10.30am and 11-12pm on March 12.

He had lunch at a restaurant at number 31 on Lane 75, Giải Phóng Street, opposite Bạch Mai Hospital, from 10.30-11am on March 12.

He went to Mê Linh Flower Market on National Highway 23 in Hà Nội from 3-5.41pm on March 12, 11am on March 15, 2.30-3pm on March 18, 10-10.30am and 3-4pm on March 22, 5-6pm on March 26, 11pm on March 27 and 11-12pm on March 30.

He visited Phúc Yên Obstetrics Hospital in Vĩnh Phúc Province’s Phúc Yên District at 8am on April 4.

He visited Hà Nội Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital at 929 La Thành Street in Ba Đình District at 11am on April 4.

The Ministry of Health requested all people who were at these areas during the mentioned time frames immediately contact local centres for disease control and prevention for guidance on health monitoring.

The patient was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Monday and the source of his infection is still unclear.

He took his wife to Bạch Mai Hospital for a health examination on March 12 and returned home the same day. The couple had lunch at a restaurant opposite the hospital and did not return to the hospital.

Last Friday, he took his wife to the Hà Nội Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital for examination without declaring that he and his wife had visited Bạch Mai Hospital on March 12 as per the requirements of the Ministry of Health.

This failure to declare resulted in 63 doctors and nurses from the Hà Nội Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital being put in quarantine at the hospital on Monday.

On Wednesday morning, a neighbour of the 243rd patient in Hạ Lôi Village was confirmed as the 250th patient after having tested positive for the disease.

The village was subsequently quarantined. — VNS

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