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Hanoi hospital staff quarantined for contacting with Covid-19 patient
  • By Tu Anh | | April 07, 2020 01:00 PM
Many staff members of Hanoi Obstetrics & Gynecology Hospital have been quarantined after having contact with a Covid-19 case.

According to Hanoi Disease Control Centre, up to 63 staff members of Hanoi Obstetrics & Gynecology Hospital have been defined for relating to Vietnam’s 243rd Covid-19 patient. Among those, 17 people who directly contacted the patient were sent to a concentrated quarantine area, while the remainder has been quarantined at home. The isolation time will be 14 days, starting from April 6.

The 47-year-old patient from Me Linh District’s Ha Loi Village, Hanoi, took his wife to the hospital for examination on April 4 and then he tested positive to the virus on April 5.


The sterlisation in Ha Loi Village

Earlier, on March 12, he and his wife came to Bach Mai Hospital for medical checks. Since then, he came into contact with many people. He tested positive for Covid-19 23 days after going to Bach Mai Hospital which became a major Covid-19 outbreak in Hanoi.

Ha Loi Village where has around 2,000 people have been isolated. Forty-seven local residents who had direct contact with the patient have been tested and taken to a quarantine zone.

Vietnam has confirmed 245 Covid-19 cases with 95 among those discharged from hospital.

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