|As of April 16 morning, Dong Van District General Hospital will temporarily suspend receiving patients for medical treatment and will only accept individuals in the event of an emergency.
The decision was taken following an announcement on the morning of April 16 regarding the country’s 268th COVID-19 patient.
Sung Thi Xen, director of Dong Van district’s healthcare centre, said a lockdown has been placed on Tin Tung hamlet from April 16, with the local area being thoroughly disinfected, along with members of the 268th confirmed patient’s family being put into a concentrated isolation area.
In addition, three checkpoints have been set up around Tin Tung helmet, whilst two further checkpoints have been established on road 379 and the road leading from Pho La commune’s headquarters to Tin Tung hamlet.
Moreover, from April 16 Dong Van District General Hospital will stop receiving patients for the purpose of medical treatment, with only emergency cases now set to be permitted to enter the health centre.
Nguyen Van Giao, deputy director of Ha Giang Province’s Department of Health, said there has been 33 F1 cases confirmed to have come into close contact with the nation’s 268th patient. Among them are a total of 14 cases from Dong Van District General Hospital, along with 19 cases from Tin Tung hamlet.
Furthermore, there have been 84 F2 cases detected, with the majority coming from Dong Van District General Hospital. The medical centre has subsequently been put into lockdown, with the first floor being used to isolate F1 cases, with the second floor being provided for F2 cases.
Patient 268 is a 16-year-old ethnic Mong ethnic girl who is currently living in Tin Tung hamlet of Pho La commune in Dong Van district.
The patient was first moved into isolation to receive treatment at Dong Van District General Hospital on April 7 after displaying symptoms of a fever, a cough, and enduring a shortness of breath. After being admitted to hospital her samples came back positive for the deadly virus.
At present the nation has recorded 268 cases of the COVID-19, with the total number of recoveries standing at 171.