Medical workers take residents’ samples for SARS-CoV-2 tests in Hạ Lôi Village, Mê Linh Commune, Mê Linh District in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết
HÀ NỘI — A 47-year-old woman is the latest person to test positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday evening.
The Vietnamese woman is the 258th person to contract coronavirus in Việt Nam. So far, 144 people have made a full recovery.
The woman lives in Hạ Lôi Village, Mê Linh Commune, Mê Linh District in Hà Nội.
She is the mother of the 257th patient who is being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No 2 in Hà Nội’s Đông Anh District.
At present, more than 72,500 people are quarantined at hospitals, their homes and other places across the country.
Meanwhile, Bạch Mai Hospital in the capital, a hot spot for COVID-19 infections in recent weeks, will remove quarantine barriers at the stroke of midnight following a decision of the chairman of the Đống Đa District People’s Committee Võ Nguyên Phong.
For the past two weeks, staff and patients have been locked down inside the medical facility after a number of people connected to the hospital tested positive.
But now regulations set by the MoH have been met, and the hospital will remove quarantine restrictions.
It will continue to conduct preventive and control measures to stop any further spread of the virus. — VNS