People leave the quaratine facility of the Military Unit 855 in Ninh Bình Province. —VNA/VNS Photo Thuỳ Dung
HẬU GIANG — More than 100 Vietnamese nationals in the southern province of Hậu Giang were released from COVID-19 quarantine today.
The 134 returnees from the Philippines received certificates of quarantine completion from the provincial Steering Committee for COVID-19 Control.
The people stayed in quarantine facilities in the Military Training Centre in Hoà An Commune of Phụng Hiệp District, and Vị Thanh Law College in Vị Trung Commune of Vị Thuỷ District.
The citizens, who returned to Việt Nam from the Philippines’ Cebu Island on March 24 via Vietnam Airlines carrier to Cần Thơ Airport, were taken into quarantine upon landing.
As of Wednesday, the citizens had all tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus twice.
The provincial authority have arranged transportation to bring people home. The two facilities have subsequently been disinfected and ready to welcome new batches of people.
According to the committee, there had been 5,118 people taken to quarantine facilities in Hậu Giang Province, of which 3,584 have completed their 14-day isolation as of today.
In the northern province of Ninh Bình, more than 1,000 people have completed their 14-day COVID-19 quarantine period in military facilities this week.
Air Defence Brigade 241 released 205 citizens, while the provincial Military Academy discharged 644 and Military Unit 855 released 184 people.
During the quarantine, the citizens tested negative several times and all are healthy and are allowed to go home.
Colonel Doãn Hoàng Giang, deputy commander of Military Command of Ninh Bình Province said: “During the quarantine time, all citizens had been given medical care, daily health check and provided sufficient accommodation.”
“The citizens strictly abided by the rules and regulations in the quarantine areas in accordance with instructions of the Ministry of Health,” Giang said.
Upon the completion of their isolation, the citizens expressed gratitude to the staff and soldiers in the quarantine facilities for taking care of them.
Nguyễn Trung Nam, a resident of Hà Nội, who finished the isolation period in the Military Unit 855, said he was very impressed and moved by the thoughtfulness, affection and responsibility of the staff and soldiers there.
The released people were advised to notify their local authorities after returning from the quarantine facilities and comply with health monitoring and follow the Ministry of Health’s recommendations.
“I will continue to watch my health condition by myself and with the local health workers to contribute to national efforts to contain the disease in the community,” said Nam. — VNS