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Vietnam reports 13 more locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases
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Vietnam reports 13 more locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases

The Saigon Times

A medical worker performs a Covid-19 test. The Ministry of Health has confirmed 13 fresh community-transmitted Covid-19 cases and three imported ones - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC - The Ministry of Health has confirmed 13 fresh community-transmitted Covid-19 cases and three imported ones, raising the country’s tally to 2,069 as of tonight, February 9.

The six Covid-19 patients in Hai Duong Province were linked to the Chi Linh coronavirus hotspot.

Hanoi City reported two new Covid-19 cases who are two men aged 38 and 73, raising the city’s total number of community-transmitted cases in this coronavirus wave to 28.

Hung Yen Province reported the first two Covid-19 cases in this Covid-19 wave, who live in Yen My District. The two women, aged 38 and 69, had close contact with a Covid-19 patient.

The two latest Covid-19 patients in HCMC are an employee of Vietnam Airlines, aged 43, and an airport baggage handler of the Vietnam Airport Ground Services Company, aged 25. They are receiving treatment at the Cu Chi Field Hospital.

Another Covid-19 case was confirmed in Gia Lai Province. The province’s 22nd Covid-19 patient is a six-year-old girl who lives in Ayun Pa Town.

Meanwhile, the three imported cases were reported in the Mekong Delta province of Long An and HCMC.

In related news, this morning, Military Hospital 175 announced that a total 1,800 samples of the hospital’s employees tested negative for Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

After being notified that a Covid-19 patient who is an employee of Tan Son Nhat International Airport visited the hospital for medical examination on February 3 and 5, the hospital quickly conducted contact tracing and Covid-19 testing.

Meanwhile, Bac Giang Province today issued an urgent dispatch asking the provincial departments and districts to enhance their efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 due to the complicated development of the disease.

Bac Giang Chairman Le Anh Duong asked the competent forces to review the list of people who entered the province from HCMC from February 7 and put them under quarantine for 14 days. Besides, their samples will be taken for testing.

In addition, those who returned or traveled to the province between January 24 and February 6 will have to be quarantined at home, the local media reported.

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