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Schoolkids, teachers quarantined at Hanoi campus as third grader catches COVID-19

Schoolkids, teachers quarantined at Hanoi campus as third grader catches COVID-19

Tuesday, February 02, 2021, 16:54 GMT+7
Schoolkids, teachers quarantined at Hanoi campus as third grader catches COVID-19
A student stays inside Xuan Phuong Elementary School in Hanoi for quarantine after one of his schoolmates tested positive for COVID-19, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Nearly 80 students and teachers of Xuan Phuong Elementary School in Hanoi were sent to quarantine at the cordoned campus on Sunday after a third grader tested positive for the COVID-19 pathogen on Saturday.

Khong Minh Tuan, deputy director of the Hanoi Center for Disease Control, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Sunday morning that 79 people at Xuan Phuong Elementary School in Nam Tu Liem District had been quarantined inside the school premises.

They include 57 students and 22 teachers and staff members who came into close contact with L.D.N.K., a student of class 3E, who was confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19 on Saturday evening.

The Hanoi Center for Disease Control collected their samples for COVID-19 testing on Saturday.

According to the family of a quarantined student, their child was taken to quarantine only 30 minutes after the notice arrived via mobile phone message, which left them little time to prepare.

K. is the son of patient No. 1,694, who previously went to a wedding party in the northern province of Hai Duong on January 16 and had close contact with a COVID-19 patient.

Five of patient No. 1,694’s family members, namely his older son, wife, father, mother, and younger brother, have been confirmed to have the virus as well.

Hanoi authorities have ordered schools to close one week early for the Lunar New Year holiday, as a new COVID-19 outbreak has hit the capital recently.

Vietnam has confirmed 1,851 coronavirus cases, including 964 domestic infections, as of Tuesday morning, with 1,460 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

A student stays inside Xuan Phuong Primary School with his teacher for quarantine after one of his schoolmates tested positive for COVID-19, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A student stays inside Xuan Phuong Elementary School in Hanoi with his teacher for quarantine after one of his schoolmates tested positive for COVID-19, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Students haul backpacks into Xuan Phuong Primary School for quarantine after one of their schoolmates tested positive for COVID-19, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Students haul backpacks into Xuan Phuong Elementary School in Hanoi for quarantine after one of their schoolmates tested positive for COVID-19, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A parent sends food and necessities into the quarantine zone at Hanoi’s Xuan Phuong Primary School for her child, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A parent sends food and necessities to the quarantine zone at Hanoi’s Xuan Phuong Elementary School for her child, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local guards carry baggage of the quarantined individuals inside Xuan Phuong Primary School, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local guards carry baggage of the quarantined individuals inside Xuan Phuong Elementary School in Hanoi, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Staffers of the quarantine zone in Xuan Phuong Primary School wear protective overalls and masks, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Staffers of the quarantine zone at Xuan Phuong Elementary School in Hanoi wear protective coveralls and masks, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Quarantined students are seen fetching stuff inside Xuan Phuong Primary School, which was cordoned off after one of their schoolmates tested positive for COVID-19, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Quarantined students are seen fetching stuff inside Xuan Phuong Elementary School in Hanoi, which was cordoned off after one of their schoolmates tested positive for COVID-19, January 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

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