|The quarantine area in Binh Tan district is ready although no suspected case of COVID-19 has been reported in the locality
There have only been three cases of COVID-19 detected in the southern metropolis, of which two have fully recovered.
There remains one suspected case with the test results pending, while a further 29 suspected cases tested negative for the COVID-19, the centre stated.
A total of 15 out of 44 people who came into close contact with the three infected cases have had their strict monitoring ended, whilst a further 18 cases were put into isolation and 11 additional cases have been isolated at home.
At present, 2,588 people entering HCM City have been strictly monitored for symptoms of the COVID-19. Of the figure, 2,521 people have been isolated at home, whilst 30 people have been put into quarantine areas, with a further 37 cases having their monitoring ended.
Binh Tan district authorities have also made moves to strictly monitor 500 people who entered the locality from other places aside from Wuhan in China.
In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, local authorities have been co-ordinating alongside relevant units to deliver approximately 69,000 free medical masks to local citizens.
In addition, medical workers have also been spraying disinfectant throughout 20 apartments and 10 markets in Binh Tan district, while the district’s treatment and isolation areas have been equipped with 110 beds as a means of coping with any scenario that the epidemic may bring.
Moreover, the locality is poised to set up a concentrated isolation area that contains over 100 beds in case there is a need to admit more patients.