Doctors and nurses walk through entrance of the C Hospital in Đà Nẵng after lockdown was lifted. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Lâm
ĐÀ NẴNG — A hospital linked to the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Việt Nam's central region has reopened to the public, two weeks after it was placed under strict lockdown.
Barriers were lifted at Đà Nẵng Hospital C, where the first COVID-19 patient in Đà Nẵng's outbreak was confirmed, at the stroke of midnight Saturday morning, but only to emergency cases and seriously ill patients who had been treated there in the past.
Director of the hospital, Dr Nguyễn Trọng Thiện said they are ready to provide treatment, but strict safety measures will be applied for all patients and staff.
He said more than 1,000 people who were locked down at the hospital over the past two weeks had all tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 twice.
Also 365 medical staff and 300 heath workers isolated outside the hospital have also tested negative twice.
Two other hospitals in the city – the General Hospital and the hospital for Rehabilitations and Orthopedics – have also been locked down and streets around the buildings closed.
Only ambulances are allowed carrying emergency and critically cases to the hospital after the lockdown was eased at site.
The city would reopen the General Hospital soon after cleaning activities are completed. Hoàn Mỹ Private Hospital and Hải Châu health centre would be sterilised before they too reopen. — VNS