63 obstetrics hospital doctors safe from deadly COVID-19 virus

VOV.VN - All 63 doctors and nurses of the Hanoi Obstetrics hospital who were quarantined after having contact with a male COVID-19 patient have first tested negative for the virus, according to Dr Nguyen Duy Anh, director of the hospital.

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An entrance gate of the Hanoi obstetrics hospital
Announcing good news on April 7, Dr Anh said a hospital patient, who is the male COVID-19 patient’s cousin, was also found not carrying the virus.

Everything is fine and the hospital services have now got back to normal, said Dr Anh.

Sixty-three doctors and nurses of the hospital were placed in quarantine on April 6 after coming into contact with a male COVID-19 visitor.

The man drove his pregnant cousin to the hospital for regular check-ups on April 4. However, his virus infection was confirmed on April 6, forcing the hospital to identify medical workers having contact with the man.

A total of 63 doctors and nurses were isolated for virus testing, said Dr Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, hitting back at rumours circulating that 83 medical workers had been affected.

Ha also said in case the medical workers test negative for the virus, they will have to self-isolate for a period of 14 days before going to work.

Meanwhile, Phuc Yen general hospital in Vinh Phuc province bordering Hanoi also announced that the hospital has quarantined 10 doctors and nurses after they had contact with the male patient.

The male patient was also found visiting the general hospital on April 4.

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