Assoc.Prof. Dr. Dien said the National Hospital of Pediatrics is now seeking advice from the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control in order to formalise plans to discharge the baby from hospital.
Simultaneously, doctors and nurses have been arranged to take care of the baby whilst strictly monitoring the child’s progress in the future.
The potential spread of the COVID-19 to the baby started on January 28 when the three-month old child was taken to visit her grandmother's house for four days in Son Loi commune in Binh Xuyen district of Vinh Phuc province.
Over the coming days it was discovered that the grandmother is related to one of the eight COVID-19 infected patients who had recently returned from Wuhan, leading her to be treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases before being discharged on February 10.
After identifying that the grandmother had contracted the virus, the Vinh Phuc Disease Control Center came up with a list of people who had previously come into close contact with her.
Following a period of strict monitoring, the local health department detected that the three-month old child was showing signs of a cough and runny nose, but no fever, on February 6.
At this point, the Vinh Phuc Center for Disease Control immediately took samples and sent it to the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology for testing where it was discovered that the baby had tested positive for the COVID-19.