Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returneesRapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

NDO – Functional agencies conducted rapid mass testing for COVID-19 at Hai Ba Trung District’s health centre on July 30 for the residents of the district who had visited Da Nang City.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

The tests, which were conducted following direction of the Chairman of Hanoi municipal People’s Committee, targets those who returned from Da Nang from July 8 and those who made contact with Patient 447, a 23-year-old man living in Hanoi’s Nam Tu Liem District, and Patient 459, a 76-years-old man living in Tay Ho District.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

A medical worker sprays disinfection the welcoming-area for citizens who get tested.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

People wait in line at a distance of two metres from each other to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

People were asked to bring their personal belongings so that they may be quarantined immediately if their quick test results are positive, said doctor Tran Thi Phuong Anh, Deputy Director of Hai Ba Trung District’s health centre.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

Wearing face masks, people must have their temperature checked and wash their hands before getting tested.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

They are also requested to fill out health declaration forms.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

Citizens have their samples taken by health workers.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

Those who have negative results will return home and continue self-isolation for 14 days. Positive cases will take throat swab samples, which will be sent to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If the results are still positive, such citizens will immediately be transferred to the concentrated isolation area.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

Nearly 100 people went to get tested on the evening of July 30.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

Health staff take samples from people using the Republic of Korea's (RoK) rapid test kits.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

The kits show test results in 15 minutes.

Rapid mass testing conducted in Hanoi for Da Nang returnees

As of July 31 morning, Hanoi has recorded two more COVID-19 cases, a 23-year-old man in Nam Tu Liem District and a 76-year-old man in Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Ho Tay District. They reportedly have contracted the disease in Da Nang, now Vietnam's COVID-19 hotspot.

Photo credit: Ha Nam
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