|At the meeting
Information about the move to quarantine the group was released during a meeting held between the Can Tho City People's Committee and the province’s relevant localities and agencies on February 25 as they discussed prevention work to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Cao Minh Chu, Director of the Can Tho Department of Health, said that the southern city is currently placing six people into a 14-day isolation period with strict monitoring by medical workers following their arrival from Daegu in the RoK.
A total of three RoK nationals have been put into isolation at a hotel in the city with medical staff regularly checking their body temperature, while the three Vietnamese nationals have been put into isolation at a military school in O Mon district.
Chu went on to say that the health sector is working closely alongside relevant departments and agencies to compile a list of people who have come into contact with the three Koreans in a bid to monitor their ongoing health conditions.
In addition, the Can Tho International Airport also measured the body temperature of 173 passengers on board a flight arriving in the Mekong Delta city from the RoK, including 56 people Koreans.
Upon addressing the meeting, Vo Thi Hong Anh, Vice Chairman of the Can Tho City People's Committee, requested that relevant agencies and localities intensify their various prevention activities against the COVID-19 epidemic.
This should be done by gathering additional information regarding people arriving from epidemic areas and putting them into isolation in line with regulations set out by the Ministry of Health.
Anh also asked local departments and agencies to get a grip on information about people who live and work in epidemic areas whilst providing statistics in order to take proactive preventive measures to combat the potential spread of the epidemic.