The headquarters of a district-level people’s committee in Ho Chi Minh City has stopped operating after a civil servant tested positive for COVID-19.
The Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control confirmed on Thursday that an officer of the People’s Committee in District 7 had contracted the novel coronavirus.
Local authorities have tracked 51 people who came into contact with this case.
The headquarters of the District 7 administration has halted all operations, and multiple public servants and officials are temporarily quarantined at the venue.
Other staff members who have been working from home are required to fill out health declaration forms and undergo temporary self-quarantine.
The district’s medical center has begun collecting samples from all workers at the headquarters for COVID-19 testing.
|People are banned from entering the headquarters of the People’s Committee in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, June 17, 2021. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre|
Preliminary epidemiological investigation showed that the officer lives with five other family members at their house in District 7.
Two of the family members went to a local hospital for a health check-up on Tuesday, and their rapid-result tests came back positive for the novel coronavirus.
Health workers then retested the two individuals and other members in the family on Wednesday.
The results of the entire family returned positive.
Vietnam has documented 12,424 COVID-19 cases as of Friday afternoon, with 4,653 recoveries and 61 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
The country has recorded 9,114 local infections in 40 provinces and cities since April 27, including 1,316 cases in Ho Chi Minh City.