Hai Duong: 27 more COVID-19 patients given all-clear

by NDO/VNA11 February 2021 Last updated at 17:00 PM

VTV.vn - Twenty seven COVID-19 patients in northern Hai Duong province were given the all-clear on February 11, just one day before the Lunar New Year (Tet).

The patients, two of them pregnant women, have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, for three consecutive times. They will continue to stay in quarantine at home for another 14 days in accordance with the Health Ministry’s regulations.

Hai Duong is a major hotspot in the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Vietnam, with 356 cases recorded from January 27 to 6am February 11. So far 30 patients have recovered.

Three temporary hospitals have been set up in Hai Duong to treat COVID-19 patients.

As of this morning, Vietnam logged 2,109 cases of COVID-19, including 1,215 cases locally-transmitted, with 522 alone recorded since the latest outbreak started on January 27.

There are 114,796 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or came from pandemic-hit areas now under quarantine.

Meanwhile, 1,480 patients have been given the all-clear.

On the same day, a total of 775 people completed their concentrated quarantine period in Dong Nai, Bac Lieu and Quang Ninh provinces and were allowed to go home, just on time to celebrate Tet with their families.

All of them are required to be quarantined at home for a further 14 days.

Citizens complete concentrated quarantine. (Photo: NDO)

Citizens complete concentrated quarantine. (Photo: NDO)

Phan Huy Anh Vu, Director of the Health Department of southern Dong Nai province said that the province granted certificates on completing concentrated quarantine for 320 people on the day.

They returned from Japan on January 27 on a flight with a COVID-19 patient. The patient has by now tested negative for the coronavirus once and is in stable health condition.

The same day, 325 returnees from Australia were also allowed to come back home after being quarantined in the southern province of Bac Lieu from January 27.

Meanwhile, on February 11 morning, 127 people who are F1 cases of COVID-19 patients also finished their quarantine at the COVID-19 hospital No.2 in Ha Long city of northern Quang Ninh province.

All of them tested negative for the virus thrice.

At 11pm on the day, 24 F1 cases in Uong Bi city are expected to return home.

In Ho Chi Minh City, Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son led a special task force for COVID-19 prevention and control to inspect the treatment of COVID-19 patients at the Cu Chi hospital on February 11.

The hospital is treating 43 COVID-19 patients, including 32 cases related to the cluster at the luggage handling company in Tan Son Nhat airport.

Deputy Minister Son hailed the great contribution of medical workers of the hospital, who are working hard to care for patients during the Tet festival. He wished them a happy new year, and asked them to stay prepared for any circumstances even though the number of new COVID-19 cases in the city has begun to drop recently.


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