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Ho Chi Minh City prison looks for visitors after staff catch COVID-19

Ho Chi Minh City prison looks for visitors after staff catch COVID-19

Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 16:46 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City prison looks for visitors after staff catch COVID-19
An aerial view of Chi Hoa Prison in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Contact tracing began on Monday evening as three officers at Chi Hoa Prison in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City had tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier the same day.

In their notification sent to courts and the procuracy agencies in some districts of the city, the management board of Chi Hoa Prison said that one major and one captain working at the prison have been confirmed as COVID-19 patients.

Meanwhile, another major is still waiting for the final confirmation after the result of his rapid test returned positive.

Of the three officers, the captain works for the hospital inside the prison and was in charge of COVID-19 screening for officers, soldiers, and lawyers who visited the prison from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm on June 25 at the facility’s gate No. 1.

All those visitors who came into direct contact with the captain during the aforementioned time frame are requested to reach out to their local medical centers for health declaration.

Vietnam has reported 16,238 coronavirus cases, including 14,452 local and 1,786 imported cases, since the beginning of the pandemic in the country.

Of that, 12,882 local infections have been recorded across 48 of the nation’s 63 provinces and cities, including 3,546 in Ho Chi Minh City, since a new round of transmissions erupted on April 27.

A total of 6,519 patients have recovered from the respiratory disease.

Seventy-eight coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded, most due to serious underlying health conditions.

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