Hai Phong: 10 ship sailors infected with SARS-CoV-2

VOV.VN - Ten crewmen on aboard D.P ship anchored at Lan Ha bay of Hai Phong city have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the Hai Phong Department of Health.

The Vietnamese flagged D.P left Obi Island port of Indonesia on July 29 and arrived at Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China), on August 8. While the ship was anchored there, a crewman tested positive and is currently receiving treatment in Kaohsiung.

On August 18, the ship arrived and docked at Lan Ha bay of Hai Phong port city. Through testing, the International Health Quarantine Centre of Hai Phong found another 10 crewmen were infected with the virus.

The 10 positive patients were transferred to a local quarantine facility for treatment, and the remaining 10 crewmen who tested negative were taken to Vietnam-Czechoslovakia Hospital for medical surveillance.

The International Health Quarantine Centre disinfected the ship shortly afterwards.