Vegetable vendor in Hà Nội tests positive for SARS-CoV-2, infection source unknown

June, 07/2021 - 14:48
A vegetable vendor at a market in Hà Nội’s Đông Anh District tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Sunday night, the North Thăng Long Hospital reported.

 

Visitors to Tó Market in Uy Nỗ Commune, Đông Anh District from 3am to 5am between May 16 and May 28 have been asked to self-quarantine at home and contact local healthcare centres. — Photo anninhthudo.vn

HÀ NỘI — A vegetable vendor at a market in Hà Nội’s Đông Anh District tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Sunday night, the North Thăng Long Hospital reported.

The 45-year-old woman started to cough, have a fever and sore throat on May 30 and bought medicine at a pharmacy to treat herself. Two days earlier, she stopped selling vegetables at the market.

From May 30 to June 4, she stayed at home.

At 1.30pm on June 4, she visited North Thăng Long Hospital for medical examination and was put in a temporary isolation room with a diagnosis of bronchopneumonia.

When she was admitted to the hospital, she had a mild fever of 37.8 degrees Celsius and chest pains with cloudy sputum when coughing.

After testing positive on Sunday night, she was sent to a quarantine area at the Department of Infectious Diseases.

The patient now has a fever of 38 degrees Celsius and still has a cough but with no difficulty breathing.

All related departments at the North Thăng Long Hospital have been locked down. Fifty-three medical workers and patients have had their samples taken for testing.

According to the hospital, 13 patients and medical workers had direct contact with the patient while wearing face masks

The new patient also had close contact with her husband, mother and two brothers.

Director of North Thăng Long Hospital Vũ Cao Cương said the patient had no epidemiological connection to pandemic-hit areas.

People who bought vegetables at street-side stalls of Cửa Hàng Mới (New Store) Market in Đông Anh Town between May 16 and 28, and those who visited Tó Market in Uy Nỗ Commune, Đông Anh District from 3am to 5am between May 16 and May 28 have been asked by the city Centre for Diseases Control to self-quarantine at home and contact local healthcare centres. — VNS

 

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