A health worker checks a local resident in Nại Hiên Đông Ward in Sơn Trà District. The ward was quarantined for health checks and tests after 12 COVID-19 patients were found in the area. — Photo courtesy of Đà Nẵng Portal
ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng has quarantined one village in Hòa Vang District and two blocks including Vũng Thùng and Vân Đồn apartments in Sơn Trà District as 14 COVID-19 patients were reported in early August.
The city released a statement on Thursday (August 13) that quarantine will last until August 27, and it would extend the isolation for several weeks after that.
The city said two residents of Yến Nê 2 Village in Hòa Tiến Commune, 20km from the city, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Wednesday (August 12). The two cases were related to visits and care of relatives at the General Hospital – a COVID-19 hotspot.
Meanwhile, 12 people, including six living in the two blocks in Nại Hiên Đông Ward tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 between July 25 and August 11.
Villagers and residents were urged not to go out, and medical checks will be conducted daily as well as chemical spraying.
Mass tests have been conducted for all residents and villagers to prevent wide infection in the community.
Lockdown measures remain in place at the general hospital and Lệ Sơn Nam Village in Hòa Vang District, the city said.
Earlier, lockdown at two hospitals and residential areas along three streets was lifted as all 3,000 residents and 1,400 medical staff tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 twice after two weeks of isolation. — VNS