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Ho Chi Minh City medical center closes again following detection of COVID-19 patients

Ho Chi Minh City medical center closes again following detection of COVID-19 patients

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 15:29 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City medical center closes again following detection of COVID-19 patients
The Medic Medical Center in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thu Hien / Tuoi Tre

A medical center in Ho Chi Minh City has been closed for the second time in less than a month after two COVID-19 patients were detected at the facility.

The Medic Medical Center at 254 Hoa Hao Street in District 10 has stopped receiving patients from Monday, Dr. Phan Thanh Hai, director of the facility, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

The center detected two suspicious COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Hai continued.

Although their rapid test result came back negative, the two individuals were brought to the quarantine zone to undergo reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests.

Their results later came back positive for the novel coronavirus.

After being informed of the cases, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control transferred the patients to local COVID-19 treatment facilities.

All health workers who had contact with the patients have been tested, Dr. Hai said, adding that the fumigation of the entire center began on Monday.

The Medic Medical Center was previously shut down on May 19 as 58-year-old D.T.T., a noodle soup vendor, had tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting the venue.

It resumed normal operations on June 3.

The center often receives thousands of patients on a daily basis.

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