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166 Chinese tourists to be taken back home from Danang
  • |, TTX | January 27, 2020 10:19 AM
166 tourists who came to Danang City from China's Wuhan City will be taken back home on Monday evening according to the Danang City's Tourism Department.

The Danang City's Tourism Department meets to discuss about the situation of the Chinese tourists on January 26

"The tourists belonged to a group of 218 Chinese visitors who arrived in Danang on January 22, one day before the Wuhan City's traveling ban," the department said. "52 of them returned to China on January 25 already."

On Sunday, twelve patients were in quarantine at Danang General Hospital with fever, including seven Chinese nationals, four Vietnamese and one from the Czech Republic, as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to spread worldwide.

Nguyễn Thành Trung, deputy director of the hospital, said that among the 12, one from China’s Hunan Province was detected by a thermal scanner at Danang International Airport as having a body temperature above 38.5oC and was promptly rushed to the hospital.

The remaining cases are tourists or Vietnamese people who went to private hospitals in the city as they all suffered from high fevers and claimed to have been in contact with Chinese nationals, according to Vietnam News Agency.

However, there is not enough evidence to establish their condition is linked to the fast-spreading and deadly coronavirus, Trung said, adding that all of these cases were transferred to the General Hospital to be monitored and treated as per protocol.

Clinical samples have been collected from the patients and sent to Nha Trang for further analysis.

In case any one of the patients develops or starts to show symptoms of pneumonia they will be immediately moved into highly quarantined sections, Trung said.

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