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Baby born in locked-down building

Update: May, 18/2021 - 10:17

 

A nurse carries a new born baby at the health centre of Đà Nẵng city's Sơn Trà District during a lockdown. The mother and son are healthy. Photo courtesy Ngọc Thủy 

ĐÀ NẴNG — A baby boy was delivered in a locked-down building in Đà Nẵng's Sơn Trà District on Tuesday morning, and both mother and son are healthy.

Doctors from the district’s health centre said the woman, 20, needed a caesarean section to give birth to the 2.6kg son at about 6.30am.

The mother had tested negative for SARS-COV-2 in early May when the building was quarantined for 21 days after a COVID-19 patient was reported on May 3.

All residents in the building have tested negative.

It’s the first baby born in a locked-down site in the city as nine apartment and living quarters have been quarantined for at least three weeks.

Also on Tuesday, the central city’s People’s Committee decided to donate COVID-19 test tools and medical facilities worth VNĐ6 billion (US$260,000) to support COVID-19 infection hotspots in Bắc Ninh and Bắc Giang provinces.

In February, Đà Nẵng sent a team of doctors and medical workers to help Gia Lai Province to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 outbreak has been well controlled in the city as thousands of employees resumed work at six industrial zones and parks from last weekend.

An extended test programme will be conducted for 276,000 households to eliminate possible community infections in the coming days. — VNS

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