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Recent COVID-19 outbreak put under control in Ho Chi Minh City: HCDC

Tuesday, December 08, 2020, 17:17 GMT+7
Recent COVID-19 outbreak put under control in Ho Chi Minh City: HCDC
Officers raise awareness of COVID-19 prevention and control at Gia Dinh Park in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thuy Duong / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have been able to control the recent COVID-19 outbreak, as no local infections have been recorded for five days while more than 3,200 people in contact with the patients have tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

A total of 3,263 people who were in contact with patients 1,342, 1,347, 1,348, and 1,349 have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) confirmed on Monday.

Among them, 861 had direct contact with the four patients.

Authorities in the southern metropolis have been able to put the outbreak under control, the HCDC stated.

Ho Chi Minh City has documented 142 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, the agency continued, adding that no community-based infections have been recorded in the city for five days.

Among the 142 patients, 29 were crew members of inbound international flights who had been quarantined upon their arrival.

The HCDC had also performed COVID-19 tests on 10,632 air crew members of such flights as of Monday.

The center will coordinate with competent authorities to further supervise and conduct COVID-19 tests on people with high risk of infection, quarantine all international arrivals, and monitor the health condition of those who had completed their quarantine period.

All residents are advised to strictly follow the five rules on COVID-19 prevention and control, namely wearing face masks, washing hands, keeping safe distance, avoid large gatherings, and filling in health declaration forms.

Vietnam has recorded 1,367 coronavirus patients as of Tuesday afternoon, with 1,224 recoveries and 35 virus-related deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

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