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Masseuse in Da Nang tests positive for COVID-19

Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 12:08 GMT+7
Masseuse in Da Nang tests positive for COVID-19
This image shows Phu An Hotel on 2-9 Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang, Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

A masseuse in Da Nang has just tested positive for COVID-19 after being quarantined on Monday following the detection of a case who sells spa tickets at the hotel she is working for.

The masseuse is D.T.N.H., who works in the massage service section of Phu An Hotel on 2-9 Street, Hai Chau District, authorities said in a report on Tuesday.

H. and 17 others have been quarantined at the hotel since May 3, pursuant to a decision by the chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee.

They were tested for the coronavirus and H.’s result came back positive on Tuesday morning.

She has been sent to the Da Nang Hospital for Lung Diseases for treatment.

Health workers have fumigated the hotel and advised staff members on COVID-19 prevention measures.

Twelve of the 18 quarantined employees works in the massage service section of the hotel, a source told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday.

Health authorities and police officers are tracing their contacts.

The Ministry of Health has yet to register this woman as a coronavirus patient.

The latest development follows the Ministry of Health’s confirmation of Ng.T.Ng., a 23-year-old who sells spa tickets at Phu An Hotel, as a COVID-19 patient on Tuesday morning.

Ng. comes from Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, which borders Da Nang, the ministry said in a contact tracing report.

The man started his job on April 28.

He tends to work night shifts and frequently comes into direct contact with customers.

On Sunday afternoon, Ng. ran a fever and suffered fatigue.

He came to Hoan My Da Nang Hospital on Sunday evening and was tested for COVID-19 there.

The result came back positive later. He had visited various places in Hoi An and Da Nang when he exhibited symptoms.

Ng. also works as a delivery worker on the side.

Hoan My Da Nang Hospital has been locked down since Monday afternoon.

Vietnam has confirmed 2,985 coronavirus infections, including 1,607 local cases and 35 deaths, since the virus first struck the country on January 23, 2020, according to the health ministry’s data.

Recoveries have numbered 2,560, while 37 domestic cases have been recorded since April 27 after Vietnam had gone about a month without detecting any community transmission.

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