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Nghe An officials in quarantine after contact with suspected case
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Nghe An officials in quarantine after contact with suspected case

The Saigon Times Daily

A representative of the Project Management Unit No. 6 reports the progress of the Cua Hoi bridge project to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s delegation - PHOTO: BAONGHEAN.VN

HCMC – As many as 20 officials in the north-central province of Nghe An are self-isolating at home for 14 days after meeting with Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, who was on the same flight as Vietnam’s 17th Covid-19 patient, even though the minister has tested negative for coronavirus.

On March 9, Nguyen Van Dinh, director of the Nghe An Center for Disease Control, stated that the center had asked those who had shaken hands or had meals with the minister during his working trip in the province to place themselves in quarantine at home, the local media reported.

During the quarantine period, Nghe An officials will work from their mobile phones and other means of communication.

On March 5, Minister Dung attended a ceremony to announce a decision of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat to appoint Nguyen Duc Trung, deputy minister of Planning and Investment, to the post of deputy secretary of the provincial Party Committee.

The ministry’s delegation and Dung later visited the construction sites of major traffic infrastructure projects in the province, including a road connecting Vinh City and Cua Lo Town and the Cua Hoi bridge project spanning the Lam River.

On March 8, the Project Management Unit No. 6, under the Ministry of Transport, also asked its officials in Hanoi, who had been in close contact with Minister Dung when he visited the construction site of the Cua Hoi bridge project, to quarantine themselves at home for 14 days, while those working at the construction site will self-isolate at the field office.

The Nghe An People’s Council has decided to postpone its 13th meeting, which was scheduled to be held on March 9, due to the development of Covid-19.

Minister Dung was in the same C-class cabin as Vietnam’s 17th Covid-19 case on Vietnam Airlines Flight VN0054 from the United Kingdom to Vietnam on March 2.

In Nghe An, 608 people are being quarantined at home; 23 others, at centralized quarantine centers; and two, at medical centers.

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