Hanoi to lock down Ha Loi Village after new positive case
  • | laodong, | April 08, 2020 03:20 PM
Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung has asked Me Linh District People's Committee to lock down Ha Loi Village during a meeting after some villagers tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.


Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung

The patient no 243 had made contact with many people before testing positive. Ha Loi Village has 2,937 households with 10,872 people. The village will be locked down for at least 14 days.

"Ha Loi Village must be locked down immediately as community spread has occurred there. Besides the 243rd patient, three other villagers have also been suspected and two of them tested positive," Chung said.

The police, military and medical staff must quickly be sent to Ha Loi Village. Hanoi Centre for Disease Control will help with the lockdown. People who made direct contact with 243rd patient must be tested as soon as possible.

"People from at least 457 households in Ha Loi must stay home. The authorities will provide groceries to the villagers," Chung said.

Nguyen Nhat Cam, director of Hanoi Centre for Disease Control, said on April 7, they had sent employees to investigate and identify the quarantine area. Two people who made contact with 243rd patient and tested positive have been tested again. One of them is the patient's neighbour and the other one is the patient's sister-in-law.

The 243rd patient also often carries a 4-year-old child who is now having a fever.

On March 12, the patient brought his wife to Bach Mai Hospital and had meals at a nearby restaurant. On March 30, the patient reported to the communal medical station that he had gone to Bach Mai Hospital and was told to self-isolate. He had contact with family members and business partners. He didn't show any symptoms. His test result came back positive on April 6.

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