|Strict COVID-19 prevention measures are strengthened at a secondary school in Đà Nẵng City. A mass test programme will be given to all students joining in the high-school enrollment examination in the city. VNS Photo Công Thành|
ĐÀ NẴNG — More than 16,000 students and education staff from junior secondary schools in Đà Nẵng will be given SARS-COV-2 tests before the high school enrollment examination on June 12-13, the city’s authorities said in a statement on Monday.
The mass testing decision was made to ensure a safe examination for 13,251 students in the secondary education examination.
The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) said the results of all test will be ready within 24 hours to make sure the exams are held on schedule.
The city’s education and training department has asked to ensure COVID-19 prevention and control regulations are observed among students and teachers during the examination.
|A sample test is conducted at a health centre in Đà Nẵng. A mass test for more than 16,000 school students and teachers will be taken on June 12-13. Photo courtesy of Trần Kim Tuyến|
The CDC said 455,000 people in the city had received tests between May 3 and June 7, and no new positive SARS-COV-2 case has been found in the community for 20 consecutive days since May 19.
The city’s health department said 74 COVID-19 patients are currently in hospitals for treatment, while 18 patients have already recovered from COVID-19.
It said a one-year girl (patient No 3,541) was the youngest patient to be discharged on Monday after treatment at the Lung Hospital.
Only 171 people who had close or indirect contact with positive cases are still quarantined at health centres, the department reported. — VNS