Binh Duong company suspended as RoK expert infected with COVID-19

VOV.VN - A flatware and cutlery manufacturer from the Republic of Korea (RoK) based in Binh Duong province has suspended all operations after one of its Korean experts contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Health authorities are tracing the source of COVID-19 infection of the RoK expert at a company in Binh Duong
Health professionals working in Binh Duong province stated on April 4 that they have quarantined a total of 35 people who had previously come into close contact with Lee Kyu Nam, an expert working for Sung Gwang Vina Co. Ltd. in Tan Uyen town.

Lee had originally been sent to Vietnam to work as part of the molding section of Sung Gwang Vina from January to March. However, upon returning to the RoK on April 1, it was discovered that he had been infected with the COVID-19.

According to local health officials, during his stay in the country Lee came into contact with a total of 46 people, including seven Korean nationals, an interpreter, a car driver, two chefs, and 35 other people who were part of his team.

Following the discovery, Ho Chi Minh City and a number of other southern provinces including Binh Thuan, Vinh Long, Ca Mau, Dong Nai, and Binh Phuoc have been urged to monitor 11 people, including four Koreans, that Lee came into contact with.

In addition, Binh Duong province has quarantined the remaining 35 people and has taken each of their samples for testing whilst the company’s premises has been isolated for chemical disinfection in line with regulations.

With the enterprise closing on April 2, the firm’s 760 workers will be remaining at home, with no one currently clear on when they will return to work.