Recent arrivals from epidemic hub in RoK put into quarantine in Da Nang

VOV.VN - A total of 83 people coming from Daegu, a city which is considered to be the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Republic of Korea, have been put into quarantine under strict monitoring upon their arrival in Da Nang on February 24.

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A bus carries passengers from the airport to the isolated areas. 
Flight VJ871 departed from Daegu at 6:52 am on February 24 before landing at Da Nang International Airport with 80 passengers onboard, including 22 Korean nationals and 58 Vietnamese people, according to Dr. Nguyen Tien Hong, Deputy Director of the Da Nang Department of Health.

Each of the Korean nationals on the flight are to be isolated at the Lung Hospital, while all of the 60 Vietnamese citizens are to be put into quarantine at the Dong Nghe Athletic and Coaching Center in Hoa Vang district of Da Nang, in line with procedures, stated Dr. Hong.

The Da Nang Center for Disease Control and the city Department of Health have been co-ordinating alongside relevant units in order to take these passengers to the isolation centres. All of the passengers remain in stable health conditions, with none of them showing abnormal clinical symptoms.

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Hospitals and health facilities in Da Nang have put on sufficient numbers of personnel, whilst also preparing medicines in order to provide isolation and treatment for each of the passengers.

Elsewhere, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control said that it has been collaborating with the International Health Quarantine Center in order to carry out quarantine activities for 575 passengers who arrived on five flights from the RoK on February 23 and February 24, with all of the passengers filling in medical declaration forms.

Through an examination of these medical declarations, the centre were able to detect three cases of the COVID-19 from Daegu in the RoK, while another case displayed symptoms of coughing without suffering from a fever.

They have been taken to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases with their samples being taken for testing while the remaining two cases undergo isolation at the field hospital in Cu Chi district

Other passengers have been advised to self-monitor their respective health conditions and take preventive measures at home. If any respiratory symptoms occur within 14 days of entry, they are required to immediately notify local health facilities.


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