Nearly 700 COVID-19 patients in Vietnam have recovered

by NDO31 August 2020 Last updated at 14:48 PM

COVID-19 patients who were declared as recovered at the Hoa Vang Medical Centre, Da Nang City, on August 30, 2020. (Photo: NDO)
COVID-19 patients who were declared as recovered at the Hoa Vang Medical Centre, Da Nang City, on August 30, 2020. (Photo: NDO) - As many as 695 out of the 1,040 COVID-19 patients in Vietnam have recovered, following the discharge of 19 patients in Da Nang on August 30.

According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, 19 patients with COVID-19 were given the all-clear yesterday at the central coastal city’s Da Nang Lung Hospital (three patients) and the Hoa Vang Medical Centre (16 patients).

Among the recoveries at the Hoa Vang Medical Centre was a 21-month-old baby, known as Patient 692, who was treated at the facility with the care of the baby’s mother. There were also nine with co-morbidities released along with the baby.

The latest recoveries bring the total number of COVID-19 patients given the all-clear in Vietnam to 695.

As of 9 am on August 31, the country has reported no new infections, keeping the national tally at 1,040. Vietnam recorded the whole of August 30 without any new cases, marking the first such day since July 25.

All the recoveries will continue to be isolated at their residence for 14 days and under supervision of the local health facilities according to the epidemic prevention regulations.

* On August 30, the Hanoi Department of Health urgently requested local medical units to take measures to ensure healthcare for the public during the National Day (September 2) holiday, with strengthened surveillance and early detection of any new infections, close monitoring of passengers with suspected signs entering Hanoi through Noi Bai international airport, and increased communications to the public on infectious disease prevention and environmental sanitation.

* In preparations for the new academic year 2020-2021, the People's Committee of Hai Duong City (in Hai Duong Province) decided to not allow local kindergartens to organise opening ceremonies for the new schoolyear.

Officers, teachers and students whose homes are located in the blocked or isolated medical areas, as well as those in close contact with COVID-19 patients and those with cough, sore throat or fever, are also not allowed to attend opening ceremonies for the new schoolyear.

* On August 30, the 2020 High School Graduation Exams Council in Da Nang issued detailed guidance on measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection in organising the second phase of the delayed exams in Da Nang.

* Also, on the same day, the Thua Thien Hue Provincial People's Committee issued a notice allowing to loosen a number of anti-epidemic measures in the locality. However, local people are still recommended to wear face masks when going out and keep a safe distance when in contact with others. The province still prohibits gatherings from 50 people in public places and outside the workplace, schools and hospitals, as well as continuing to suspend operations of karaoke, massage, bar and disco establishments.

On the evening of the same day, the Steering Committee for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Thua Thien Hue announced that the local concentrated isolation camps have granted certificates of medical quarantine completion for more 137 persons.

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