|A medical worker takes notes during testing for SARS-CoV-2. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s Health Department has issued an urgent notice to find people who visited the Lộc Vừng bar since August 8 in TT3.13, Tứ Hiệp Commune, Thanh Trì District, regarding a suspected COVID-19 case on Wednesday morning.
People who had visited the bar are ordered to contact hotlines 0969.082.115; 0949.396.115 of the Hà Nội Centre for Disease Control to receive necessary support.
In a quick report by the department, the suspected case was a 63-year-old man, of Tuyển Cử Village, Bình Giang District in the northern province of Hải Dương.
He showed signs of cough and tiredness on July 31. He took a taxi with his wife to 108 Military Hospital in Hà Nội on August 8.
After the examination, the couple went to his daughter’s house in TT3.13, Tứ Hiệp Commune, Thanh Trì District, Hà Nội and stayed overnight. His daughter was the owner of the bar.
He went to Thanh Nhàn Hospital in Hà Nội for examination and was diagnosed with severe pneumonia on Sunday.
The hospital sent his sample to Hà Nội Centre for Disease Control for testing. The test's results returned negative for SARS-CoV-2 on Monday.
On Tuesday, the hospital took another sample which tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.
His sample was sent to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology for confirmation.
Except for this suspected case, Hà Nội has recorded seven COVID-19 cases since July 25, all connected to the outbreak in Đà Nẵng. — VNS