|The HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases has been temporarily locked down. — Photo suckhoedoisong.vn|
HCM CITY — The HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases has immediately begun preventive activities after a new case of COVID-19 was detected there.
The patient is an employee of the information technology department and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Friday.
The hospital urgently implemented a rapid screening protocol and put plans in action to quarantine and take samples from all medical staff.
By Sunday morning, the hospital had completed RT-PCR tests for 887 employees and detected 53 positive cases for SARS-CoV-2.
The hospital also tested all 88 patients in severe departments such as tetanus, encephalitis, HIV/AIDS and chronic liver disease units. All of these tests were negative.
The 53 employees who are positive are currently quarantined and receiving treatment, with 52, who have been vaccinated, completely asymptomatic.
HCM City on Sunday loosened social distancing in Gò Vấp District after the COVID-19 situation there was put under control.
Leaders of the city requested the district authorities continue monitoring and ask people to make health declarations if they show symptoms of COVID-19. — VNS