A medical worker takes a sample from a local citizen in central Đà Nẵng City after more new cases of COVID-19 community transmissions were discovered. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health has established a special team in response to the new COVID-19 threat in Đà Nẵng where the number of infections has risen rapidly.
The team, headed by Deputy Minister Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyễn Trường Sơn, brings together 65 leaders, experts and doctors from the health ministry’s units.
It comprises of four groups that are in charge of surveillance, treatment, testing and communication work.
The ministry has also mobilised nearly 1,000 people to fight the pandemic in the central city.
On July 29-30, it provided training in sample collection and contact tracing for nearly 800 officials, teachers and students of the Đà Nẵng University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy, and the Military School of Military Zone 5.
Five lecturers and 150 students of the Huế University of Medicine and Pharmacy in neighbouring Thừa Thiên-Huế province have been mobilised for quarantine surveillance, sample collection and contract tracing, and other response efforts.
Việt Nam reported 45 new cases of community transmission in Đà Nẵng on Friday morning, raising the national tally to 509. — VNS