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Vietnam deploys army to disinfect Hanoi neighborhood

Saturday, March 07, 2020, 14:28 GMT+7
Vietnam deploys army to disinfect Hanoi neighborhood
A solider wearing face mask while another in protective suit are preparing for the disinfection at the neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, on March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh/ Tuoi Tre News

Vietnamese army forces including chemical soldiers were deployed to disinfect a number of streets in Hanoi on Saturday morning after a local tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

As the female patient, 26-year-old N.H.N., resides on Truc Bach Street in Ba Dinh District, the disinfection was carried out on Tran Vu and Truc Bach Streets, as well as on some other neighboring streets in the district.

The woman recently returned to Hanoi from a trip across three European countries, namely the UK, Italy, and France, from February 15 to March 1.

After arriving in Hanoi on March 2, N. developed a fever on the same day.

Her situation worsened three days later when the woman recorded body temperature of 38 degrees Celsius and began coughing harder and feeling fatigued.

She went for a health checkup at a private hospital before being transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi at 6:00 pm on Thursday. She was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Friday night.

At least 26 people in Hanoi are said to have had close interaction with the patients, in addition to 217 passengers and crew members who were on the same flight with her.

Authorities in protective suit are preparing for the disinfection at the neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, on March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh/ Tuoi Tre News
Authorities in protective suits prepare to disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre
Authorities in protective suit are spraying disinfectant at the neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, on March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh/ Tuoi Tre News
Authorities in protective suits disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre
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Army forces are deployed to disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre
Army forces are deployed for disinfection at 17th COVID-19 patient’s neighborhood on March 7, 2020 in Hanoi. Photo: Ha Thanh/ Tuoi Tre

Army forces are deployed to disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in protective suit are preparing for the disinfection at the neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, on March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh/ Tuoi Tre News

Authorities in protective suits prepare to disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in protective suits prepare to disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in protective suits prepare to disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in protective suits prepare to disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in protective suits disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Authorities disinfect a neighborhood in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District where Vietnam's 17th COVID-19 patient resides, March 7, 2020. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

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