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A visit to the hospital treating COVID-19 patients in Hanoi

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 17:01 GMT+7
A visit to the hospital treating COVID-19 patients in Hanoi
A foreign COVID-19 patient is treated at a branch of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A total of 46 patients of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Vietnam are being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.

This facility is the institution’s second branch, located in Kim Chung Ward, Dong Anh District, about ten kilometers northwest of downtown Hanoi.

Among the 46 patients, 11 are now in worse health conditions since their hospitalization, three of whom are very seriously ill.

Doctors have been exerting their best efforts to treat these patients.

A doctor wears a protective suit while treating COVID-19 patients at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A doctor wears a protective suit while treating COVID-19 patients at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

About 368 people who are at high risk of infection are also being quarantined at the infirmary.

On Monday, a 29-year-old doctor who works at the emergency care ward of the hospital was diagnosed with COVID-19 and became Vietnam’s 116th patient.

Doctors wear protective suits while treating COVID-19 patients at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Doctors wear protective suits while treating COVID-19 patients at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday required the institution to prepare an area for doctors and nurses to stay between their shifts to prevent them from spreading the virus to their family members and the community.

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son paid a visit to the facility on the same day to assess the situation.

People with high risk of infection are quarantined at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

People with high risk of infection are quarantined at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

The novel coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, has infected over 421,000 and killed more than 18,800 globally as of Wednesday morning, according to Ministry of Health statistics.

Vietnam has confirmed 134 COVID-19 cases, with 17 having walked out of the hospital free of the virus.

No death related to the disease has been recorded in the country.

People with high risk of infection are quarantined at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

People with high risk of infection are quarantined at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Patients who are in good health are treated at an isolation area on the sixth floor of a branch of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Patients who are in good health are treated in an isolation area on the sixth floor of a branch of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A special isolation zone located on the first floor is reserved for patients who are in bad health at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A special isolation zone located on the first floor is reserved for patients who are in bad health at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A doctor shakes hands with an overseas student infected with COVID-19 at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A doctor shakes hands with an overseas student infected with COVID-19 at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A nurse infected with COVID-19 is treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A nurse infected with COVID-19 is treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A doctor examines a patient at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A doctor examines a patient at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son talks with a foreign patient during his visit to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam, March 24, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son talks with a foreign patient during his visit to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam, March 24, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A patient uses his smartphone at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A patient uses his smartphone at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A doctor waves from inside a negative pressure room at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A doctor waves from inside a negative pressure room at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A health worker takes a quick break at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A health worker takes a quick break at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

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