232 returnees from Malaysia negative for nCOV, Dak Lak to lift social distancing order

VOV.VN - A total of 232 Vietnamese returning from Malaysia who were in quarantine in the south central province of Ninh Thuan had first test results negative for SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the provincial Center for Disease Control.

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The Center for Disease Control in Ninh Thuan province
The cases, including 167 women and 65 men all are in good health, showing no signs of the virus such as a fever, a cough, or shortness of breath.

According to Nguyen Nhi Linh, director of the the provincial Center for Disease Control, three cases with symptoms of another disease (other than COVID -19), were transferred to a separate treatment area for quarantine people at the General Hospital of Ninh Thuan province for treatment.

In addition to the aforesaid 232 isolated cases, two other returnees from Da Nang, had their samples taken for testing the SARS-CoV-2 virus by the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Ninh Thuan, and they are waiting for the results.

The two cases are being currently placed into isolation at their accommodation, with their health condition remaining normal.

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Four blockaded sites in Buon Ma Thuot city will be removed as from 0:00 hours August 17

Elsewhere, the central highlands province of Dak Lak has decided to lift social distancing measures and remove blockaded sites in Buon Ma Thuot city, while reinforcing appropriate preventive measures. The decision is due to take effect as from zero hours August 17.

Local residents have been advised to continue strictly comply with regulations regarding COVID-19 prevention and control by wearing facial masks in public, using sanitizer, keeping a safe distance, and avoiding gatherings of 30 people or more.

Dak Lak province has recorded 3 COVID-19 patients so far, of which 2  have had negative test results once or twice. Currently, a total of 41 cases are being put into isolation in the locality.

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