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Foreigner tests positive for Covid-19 after leaving Vietnam
  • | | September 22, 2020 11:01 AM
A Sri Lankan man has tested positive for Covid-19 after he returned home from Vietnam.


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The information was given by Bui Thi Ngoc Hieu, vice chairwoman of HCM City’s District 7 People’s Committee at the city’s meeting on Covid-19 prevention and control on Monday.

Right after the 32-year-old man had the positive test result, Sri Lanka’s authorities informed Vietnam of the problem.

The HCM City Centre for Disease Control has cooperated with District 7 to sterilise the area where the patient had been living for over the past 28 days. Local authorities have defined 15 people who had close contact with the man and all have tested negative for the virus.

Among these people, 11 were those who came into contact with him at the New Hotel in District 7. They are being quarantined at the hotel, while the others are isolating themselves at their home.

At the meeting, director of the municipal Department of Health Nguyen Tan Binh, said that the city has arranged 25 paid hotels which can serve a total of 2,529 people.

Le Thanh Liem, vice chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee said that the city has seen no new Covid-19 infections over the past 52 days. However, people should not ignore virus prevention as the pandemic remains complicated in many countries.

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