Vietnam lifts Ebola quarantine on local visitor

(VOV) - A local resident is free to move about unrestricted after testing negative for the deadly Ebola virus, say officials from the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.

Ngo Thi Kim Yen, deputy director of the Danang health department said the quarantine order for Chu Van Chung has been removed but he must remain in the hospital and continue daily monitoring.

Chung will be discharged from the hospital if he continues to show no symptoms of the deadly virus during the 21-day incubation period under Ministry of Health guidelines, Yen said.

Chu Van Chung born in 1988 was admitted to Hoan My Hospital on November 1 after having high fever and showing symptoms of the Ebola disease.