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HCM City ups COVID-19 tests on returnees

Update: May, 05/2020 - 11:09

 

COVID-19 tests are taken on all passengers upon arriving at Tân Sơn Nhất Airport from overseas. — VNA/VNS Photo

HCM CITY — People entering Việt Nam at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất Airport will have COVID-19 tests four times during their 14-day quarantine instead of twice like before.

People returning from overseas have their tests taken two times on the first and last days of quarantine, according to regulations applied nationwide.

Starting from Monday, HCM City will conduct the tests on quarantined people who return from overseas on the first, fifth, tenth and last days of the quarantine.

The move aimed to better control the pandemic as the city is prone to higher risk of infection from people returning from overseas, according to the city’s disease management centre on Monday.

A British oil and gas expert who arrived at Tân Sơn Nhất Airport on April 28 was confirmed on Sunday to be the latest COVID-19 patient in Việt Nam.

He was in a group of 13 experts who landed in HCM City from the UK on a private airplane to implement economic projects.

They have been quarantined after immigration.

Twelve other people in the group tested negative twice.

The British expert was reported to have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on April 7 in the UK and was self quarantined.

He tested negative on April 21 and received a certificate before flying to Việt Nam on April 28. — VNS

 

 

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