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Doctors in Đà Nẵng rest after treating COVID-19 patients

Update: April, 13/2020 - 17:21


Medical staff of the tropical disease department at the Đà Nẵng General Hospital will go into isolation for 14 days. — VNS Photo Công Thành 

ĐÀ NẴNG — All 45 doctors, nurses and medical workers who treated COVID-19 patients in Đà Nẵng have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 and have been sent for a 14-day isolation at a hotel in Sơn Trà District, officials have said.

Deputy Director of Đà Nẵng General Hospital Nguyễn Thành Trung said the tests were performed under strict regulations from the Ministry of Health and all the medical staff had been well protected with special protective uniforms, so they only needed one test.

He said it was time for doctors, nurses and medical workers to recuperate after working for more than one month non-stop treating six COVID-19 patients.

The 45-member medical team had stayed at the tropical disease department at the hospital from March 7 through April 10 to treat and care for COVID-19 patients.

The last patient was released from the hospital on April 10. Two British patients completed their isolation and left for the UK last week. The other four patients have been quarantined at homes and hospitals.

Body temperature checks and health declarations have been compulsory for all visitors to the hospital since March 30.

Columbian escapee located

A Colombian man who absconded from a quarantine area in Hội An on Saturday was found the following day, provincial authorities have said.

Leyson Smith Santamaria Orjuela, 22, left Hoa Cọ Villa on April 11 and was found on Sunday in Tam Nghĩa Commune of Núi Thành District.

Vice Chairman of the Hội An City People’s Committee Nguyễn Văn Sơn told Việt Nam News that the Columbian tourist had tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 twice and finished a 14-day quarantine at a school in Hội An.

He was then required to quarantine at the villa while awaiting permission to leave and a health certificate but fled on Saturday.

The provincial foreign affairs department has been in touch with the Columbian embassy in Việt Nam in regards to the case. — VNS

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