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HCM City apartment building monitored after resident reinfected with Covid-19
  • | | June 30, 2020 11:33 AM

Residents living on a floor of an apartment building in HCM City have been quarantined for monitoring after a man was found reinfected with SARS-CoV-2.

A man was found reinfected with SARS-CoV-2 in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo for illustration

The HCM City Centre for Diseases Control announced late Monday evening that they were co-operating with local authorities to carry out viral tests for all residents living on the 12th floor of the Pham Viet Chanh Apartment Building in Binh Thanh District after a man here tested positive for SARS-CoV2 on June 28.

The man had been successfully treated for Covid-19 and was discharged from hospital some 20 days ago.

According to head of the Ministry of Health's Communications Department, Nguyen Dinh Anh, the man was a 20-year-old student who returned from France on May 24. He tested positive for the virus on May 25 and was treated at a local hospital.

After being discharged from hospital on June 9, he had been further monitored for 14 days at a quarantine area in Binh Thanh District. He returned home at the apartment building six days ago and has been regularly given viral tests.

As of Tuesday morning, Vietnam has gone 75 consecutive days without recording any new Covid-19 infection cases in the community, said the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Among the total 355 infections, 215 were imported and isolated upon arrival.

335 patients have been successfully treated and no deaths reported so far.

There are now twenty patients being treated in stable condition.

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