|The otherwise crowded and busy Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM City is quiet amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
The woman was detected on May 28 at the local Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Earlier, after entering the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang by trails, she traveled to the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and took a flight to HCM City.
Relevant municipal agencies have sent the woman to quarantine and collected her sample for COVID-19 test. The initial test result was negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes the disease.
After receiving the news, Deputy Minister of Health and deputy head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Do Xuan Tuyen on May 31 directed the HCM City Health Department to take preventive measures and inform relevant agencies to carry out such measures.
The committee also sent urgent dispatches to the Ministry of Defence and Cao Bang People’s Committee, stressing the intensification of controlling unauthorised entry via trails. If a unit lets such entry take place, it must take full responsibility for the problem. People detecting unauthorised entries in the community, meanwhile, ought to report it immediately to authorities.
Vietnam recorded no COVID-19 cases on June 2 morning, marking 47 days in a row without new infections in the community.