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Province searches for people in contact with suspected COVID-19 case

Update: May, 22/2020 - 18:04
Hậu Giang authorities check vehicles at the Vị Thanh Coach Station after a man entered the station with a slight temperature and coughing. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khương

HẬU GIANG — Local authorities in the southern province of Hậu Giang are continuing to look for people who were in close contact with or travelling on the same vehicle with a man who returned from the southwestern border. The man was reported to have a slight temperature and cough.

The announcement was made on Friday by Nguyễn Thanh Tùng, director of the Hậu Giang Department of Health (DoH).

The provincial DoH said that on Thursday, a Vietnamese man entered the country via the Hồng Ngự Border Gate in the southern province of Đồng Tháp to Hậu Giang Province, without coming through a supervision station or providing a medical declaration.

The man was named as H.H.T, 52, from Vị Thanh City in Hậu Giang Province.

He travelled by taxi to the Hồng Ngự Border Gate, and then by coach from the gate to the Western Coach Station, and then on a 16-seat minibus to a restaurant in Tiền Giang Province. He then took another coach to go to Vị Thanh City.

When entering the city at about 2pm on Thursday, he experienced tiredness, a temperature and coughing. He went to the Ward 1 Medical Station for examination. Medical workers at the station reported his case to the Hậu Giang Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The man and three people in close contact with him are under quarantine at the provincial Hospital for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases.

The man first tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 at 1.30pm on Friday. — VNS

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