Saturday, August 8 2020


One imported coronavirus case confirmed Sunday evening, total reaches 383

Update: July, 19/2020 - 18:47


The National Hospital of Tropical Diseases No 2 where Patient No 383 is being treated. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — A 40-year-old male sailor from Myanmar who entered Việt Nam on June 23 was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Sunday evening, raising the country’s COVID-19 infection total to 383.

Patient No 383 left Japan on June 16 and arrived in Việt Nam through Hòn Gai Port in the coastal province of Quảng Ninh on June 23. He was isolated on his ship until July 6, when he was taken into quarantine at a local hotel.

He tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 on July 9, but positive on Friday.

The patient is under treatment at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases No. 2 in Hà Nội.

Việt Nam has reported no community transmission of coronavirus for 94 days.

Of the total of 383, 243 were imported cases that were put under quarantine immediately after their arrival in the country, posing no risk of transmission in the community.

357 out of the 383 patients have been given the all-clear so far.

Repatriation from the Philippines

On Saturday, more than 240 Vietnamese citizens were repatriated from the Philippines.

They include children under 18-year-old, pregnant women, the elderly, workers whose work contracts expired, tourists stranded in the country and other extremely disadvantaged cases.

After landing at Cần Thơ International Airport, all the passengers and crew members had their health checked and taken to a concentrated quarantine centre.

Similar flights will be arranged to bring Vietnamese citizens home in accordance with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s directions.

Health Ministry issues set of indicators to assess hospital safety for COVID-19

The Ministry of Health has released a set of indicators to evaluate the safety level of a hospital.

The indicators provide information on prevention and control of COVID-19 and other acute respiratory diseases at hospitals, as well as guidance on how to deliver safe medical services and prevent cross-infection among patients and health care workers.

The 37 indicators, divided into eight chapters, have a total score of 150, which are used to classify hospitals based on levels of safety.

A hospital rated as “safe” must reach more than 75 per cent of the maximum score with no indicators scoring zero.

A “low safety” hospital must obtain 50-75 per cent of the maximum score with no indicators scoring zero.

A hospital rated “unsafe” scores below 50 per cent of the maximum score or has any indicator at zero. — VNS

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