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91 suspected coronavirus cases detected at Ho Chi Minh City firm

91 suspected coronavirus cases detected at Ho Chi Minh City firm

Sunday, July 04, 2021, 10:31 GMT+7
91 suspected coronavirus cases detected at Ho Chi Minh City firm
Nidec Sankyo Company at the Saigon Hi-Tech Park in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: M.H. / Tuoi Tre

A company in Ho Chi Minh City has been required to stop operating after 91 suspected COVID-19 cases were detected by rapid tests.

The suspected cases were reported on Friday night after health workers conducted rapid COVID-19 tests on over 3,000 workers at Nidec Sankyo Company, located at the Saigon Hi-Tech Park in Thu Duc City.

One employee of the company previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus during a health check at a local hospital on June 28.

As of Saturday morning, all 91 suspected cases had been brought to a concentrated quarantine facility to undergo real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for confirmatory results, according to a representative from the Thu Duc City medical center.

The management board of the Saigon Hi-Tech Park has required Nidec Sankyo Company to cease all operations from 5:00 pm on Saturday to the end of Monday.

In the meantime, the firm’s leaders have to review and evaluate COVID-19 prevention and control measures as well as production safety at the facility.

Vietnam has documented 19,310 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday morning, with 7,643 recoveries and 84 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health's statistics.

The country has recorded 15,842 local infections in 52 provinces and cities since the fourth transmission wave began on April 27.

Ho Chi Minh City has so far detected 5,652 cases in this bout.

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