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Central city to clean, disinfect hospitals

Update: August, 06/2020 - 17:07


Tiên Sơn field hospital is completed after four days by Sun Group. The central city of Đà Nẵng will open the field hospital with 300 beds to host contacts of COVID-19 cases. — Photo courtesy Sun Group 

ĐÀ NẴNG — One more health centre – the fifth medical base – in the central city of Đà Nẵng has been locked down for cleaning.

The health department said the Hải Châu district hospital was closed from Wednesday for disinfection.

The department said the hospital and the city’s general hospital would soon reopen after a two-week lockdown for treatment and examination of local people.

Last week, four hospitals in the city were locked down after SARS-CoV-2 cases were found. Cleaning of the general hospital – a COVID-19 hot spot – in the city’s downtown area was carried out earlier this week. It would reopen this weekend.  

The city also plans to clean living quarters – homes of COVID-19 patients and close contacts – in Hải Châu and Ngũ Hành Sơn districts this weekend, while a mass testing programme will be organised for all households in the isolated Hòa Phước ward in Hòa Vang district.

A school in Hải Châu district was assigned as a new isolation site for COVID-19 contact cases in the city after a field hospital opened in suburban Hòa Vang district, and a 300-bed Tiên Sơn field hospital will be opened later this week.

Strict control on health check-points had been set up at industrial zones and parks after six workers tested positive last week.

At least 20 companies in An Đồn, Hòa Cầm, Hòa Khánh and Thọ Quang IZs had to close temporarily for two weeks as six workers were infected with SARS-CoV-2. A series of enterprises at six IZs have been operating with half the workforce as many were isolated at quarantine centres or at home after coming into close contact with COVID-19 patients. — VNS


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