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Vietnam confirmed 11 new infections Sunday evening, including eight in Da Nang, one in Hanoi and two Japan returnees quarantined upon arrival.
“Patients 952- 954”, aged between two months and 57 years, live in Cam Le District of Da Nang City. They are family members of a 35-year-old man, who later became “Patient 897.”
“Patients 955- 958”, aged 31-67, include a patient and a caretaker at the Da Nang Hospital, a Covid-19 hub, and those who had come into contact with infectees.
“Patient 961” is a 32-year-old female medical staff of the Hoa Vang field hospital in Da Nang.
“Patient 959” is a 24-year-old woman from the central province of Thanh Hoa, and “Patient 960” a 66-year-old woman in Hanoi. The two women returned from Japan on Vietjet flight VJ7387 that landed in central Nha Trang Town on August 5. They were quarantined upon arrival.
“Patient 962” is a 30-year-old man living in Hanoi’s Thanh Xuan District.
He visited Da Nang, a popular tourism spot, from July 20-22. He developed high fever on August 3, and visited Hanoi’s Thanh Nhan Hospital for an examination. His first test result was negative, and the second returned positive for the novel coronavirus.
Also on Sunday, nine patients in Da Nang, including “Patient 582”, 55-year-old man, who was in critical condition and put on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), were declared free of coronavirus.
Since the coronavirus resurfaced in Vietnam late last month, the country has recorded 486 community infections in 15 localities, most of them linked to Da Nang.
With the latest infections, Vietnam’s Covid-19 count now stands at 962, including 482 active cases and 456 recoveries. Twenty-four people have succumbed to Covid-19 so far, all of them with previous comorbidities.
Da Nang has decided to continue social distancing indefinitely, limiting gatherings to two people and household shopping to once every three days.
Da Nang Chairman Huynh Duc Tho approved the extension Tuesday morning until further notice. The social distancing campaign had started on July 28.
The central city has undertaken the prolonged measure due to the complicated and unpredictable developments of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Municipal authorities have requested localities and related units to be stricter and more effective in implementing social distancing conditions.
Residents are required to stay at home, only go out for essential needs like buying food, medicine, working in factories, manufacturing facilities, service providers that are not closed and emergencies.
Public gatherings are limited to two people and a minimum distance of two meters between each other outdoors must be maintained.
The Da Nang Center for Disease Control (CDC) has said it will continue to speed up contact tracing, improve the capacity of testing, especially group testing, perform quick zoning and timely quarantining to contain the pandemic.
The municipal Department of Health has been asked to actively treat Covid-19 patients, minimizing the number of deaths, strictly implement Covid-19 prevention and control measures at medical centers and tactical hospitals, not underestimate the situation to prevent cross-infection and provide the best protection for medical staff and patients.
The municipal Department of Industry and Trade is tasked with ensuring stockpiling of necessary goods, food and water in case the crisis is prolonged.
Starting Wednesday, Da Nang residents are asked to go to the market only once every three days. Each family will be given five coupons to use within 15 days, in order to prevent large gatherings at markets.
A health checkpoint will be set up at markets with hand sanitizers and temperature checks on entry. Buyers and sellers will also have to keep a minimum distance of two meters and wear face masks all the time.
Da Nang was the first locality in Vietnam to record a Covid-19 community transmission in 100 days on July 25.
The pace of life in Da Nang has slowed down to a crawl over the past 15 days. Its streets are deserted as most people stay indoors. However, the local task force also found many cases of people gathering for partying, playing games in internet shops, singing karaoke and abusing drugs.
The city has banned visitors and closed non-essential services like amusement parks, beauty parlors, karaoke and massage parlors and bars.
More than 10,000 people have been quarantined at medical facilities and quarantine centers in the city, many residential areas and district health centers have been locked down. Samples of over 51,000 people have been taken for testing.
Since July 25, Vietnam has recorded 405 domestic cases and 16 deaths in 15 localities since local transmission resurfaced, all of them linked to Da Nang, which alone has 283 patients including 12 deaths.
The nation’s Covid-19 tally stands at 863, 448 of them active.
Over 800 people stranded in tourist hotspot Da Nang due to its Covid-19 outbreak are expected to land in Hanoi on August 12-13 and be quarantined upon arrival.
The capital city’s High Command said at a Monday meeting on Covid-19 prevention that the passengers will be quarantined at the military school under the High Command in Son Tay Town, 35 km west of Hanoi’s center.
All passengers and flight crew will wear protective clothing and have their temperatures checked before getting on the plane. The planes will be disinfected after they deplane.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget carrier Vietjet Air will transport the passengers on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
The tourists have had to remain in Da Nang since July 28 when it went into a semi-lockdown and suspended all means of transportation in and out of the city. Da Nang, now Vietnam’s Covid-19 epicenter, recorded the country’s first domestic Covid-19 case on July 25 after a 99-day streak without community transmission.
On August 13-14, 625 people will return to Ho Chi Minh City from Da Nang, HCMC’s Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said Monday.
The returnees’ samples have been taken for novel coronavirus testing in Da Nang at the request of HCMC authorities. The test results would be available Tuesday, according to Truong Thi Hong Hanh, director of the Da Nang Department of Tourism.
“Since Hanoi has not asked for tests to be done before people aboard the plane, the returnees will be tested in the quarantine zone (in the capital city),” Hanh said Sunday.
Nearly 1,700 visitors, mainly from Hanoi and HCMC, are reportedly stuck in Da Nang, a top tourist attraction in central Vietnam.
Since July 25, the nation has recorded 389 domestic cases in 14 cities and provinces, all of them linked to Da Nang.
The country has had 847 Covid-19 cases, 433 of them active.
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