Illustrative image The Ministry of Health has recently sent a document on the extension of the concentrated quarantine period to directors of Centres for Disease Control (CDC), and Preventive Medicine Centres nationwide. The Department of Preventive Medicine - The Ministry of Health recommends that localities temporarily not to complete the concentrated isolation of 14 days with testing negative twice to all people considered qualified for the end of quarantine (minimum 14 days, test 2 times negative). Accordingly, the Department of Preventive Medicine requests the Director of the Centers for Disease Control / Preventive Medicine Centers of provinces and cities to report to the Provincial / City Steering Committee to immediately implement that: all people who have experienced 14-day quarantine and tested negative for COVID-19 virus twice, at both military concentrated quarantine and civilian quarantine facilities, must temporarily remain at the quarantine facilities until there is a new announcement from the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, due to a number of cases leaving concentrated isolation but still remained positive test for SASR-CoV-2 virus, causing epidemic spread.
The new decision will be implemented from 00:00 on May 4. All localities nationwide are asked to strictly obey the new regulation on the compulsory quarantine period. The Health Ministry also calls on people to refrain from going to public places and gatherings while following the 5K recommendations. People are suggested to call the hotline 19009095 for advice when needed.
Vietnamese citizens returning homeland from Japan are quarantined in Hung Yen province. (Photo: VNA) Accordingly, all concentrated quarantine facilities have been told not to release people after they complete the 14-day quarantine period, and test negative for novel coronavirus twice. This came after some people who completed their two-week duration tested positive for the virus after leaving quarantine sites. The new quarantine measure is applied from 0:00 on May 4 until further notice from the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
The new quarantine measure is applied from 0:00 on May 4. Illustrated photo
Most recently, an Indian expert, who works for local automaker Vinfast, has been confirmed with COVID-19 in Hanoi. The man, born in 1984, arrived in Vietnam on April 17 and was immediately put under 14-day quarantine at a hotel in Hong Bang district, the northern city of Hai Phong.
He tested negative for the virus twice during the mandatory quarantine period, and left for Hanoi on May 1 to stay with his wife and children at Park 10, Hoang Mai district’s Times City.
Following this, he went to Vinmec International Hospital on May 3 to undergo a further COVID-19 test, with the results being positive for the SARS-COV-2 virus on May 4. The patient was subsequently transferred to an isolation treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
Authorities are actively tracing people having close contact with him for COVID-19 test and quarantine to prevent the virus spreading further, reported VNA.