761 people test negative after close contact with COVID-19 patients

VOV.VN - The Da Nang Center for Disease Control issued a statement on July 27 that all 761 people who had come into contact with the latest novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in the city had tested negative for the virus.

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Despite the haul of negative test results, each of the individuals are still required to remain under quarantine at public hospitals and isolation sites for a further 14 days.

Moreover, the health sector will continue to investigate and apply isolation measures for all people who came into direct contact with COVID-19 patients, known as F1s, with samples being taken from individuals in order to test for the virus.

With regard to patient 418 and patient 420, the Ministry of Health has urged all people who recently visited Hospital C, Da Nang General Hospital, or Da Nang Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital in the central city to immediately contact a medical centre in order to complete a health check.

As a way of stamping out the latest outbreak, the health sector will collect 10,000 blood samples from the local community in Da Nang, according to a meeting held this morning at a local Government office.

In addition, the results of 4,000 test samples taken from staff in the city will be announced on July 28.

Following the detection of the latest COVID-19 cases, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has requested that local authorities take immediate measures as a means of curbing the spread of the virus in the community. Moreover, every effort should be made to strengthen the central city’s testing and treatment capacity whilst simultaneously intensifying investigation and epidemic supervision, particularly in high-risk areas.

This comes after Da Nang announced the re-imposition of social distancing measures from July 26. 

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