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Man who illegally entered An Giang infected with Covid-19
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Man who illegally entered An Giang infected with Covid-19

The Saigon Times

A meeting of the provincial government of An Giang on measures to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. A 23-year-old man who entered Vietnam illegally via the Mekong Delta province of An Giang has been confirmed as positive for Covid-19 – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – A 23-year-old man who entered Vietnam illegally via the Mekong Delta province of An Giang has been confirmed as positive for Covid-19, said a local official today, April 23.

The local border guard forces on April 20 discovered that three people entered Vietnam illegally and then took them to a quarantine center in the province’s An Phu District, according to Le Van Phuoc, vice chairman of the provincial government and deputy head of the provincial steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control.

Their Covid-19 test results showed that the 23-year-old man tested positive for the virus and the two remaining cases tested negative once.

The provincial steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control then sent their samples to the HCMC Pasteur Institute for double checking. This morning, the HCMC Pasteur Institute confirmed that the man has been infected with the disease.

Earlier, on April 13, two other people entered the province illegally through the Long Binh border gate and were placed in quarantine in An Phu District. They tested positive for the virus on April 15 and are under medical treatment at the An Phu Medical Center.

Following the positive Covid-19 result of the 23-year-old man, the local competent forces were urged to examine people who had close contact with the man at the quarantine center, while others linked to the man have been asked to adopt Covid-19 preventive measures.

The local health sector also cleaned and disinfected locations linked to the three people who entered the locality illegally.

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