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Coca-Cola in Hanoi suspends operations after reporting one Covid-19 case

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Beverage manufacturer Coco-Cola in the outlying district of Thuong Tin in Hanoi has temporarily suspended its operations after a worker at the firm tested positive for Covid-19.

Kieu Xuan Huy, chairman of the district’s government, today, August 3, confirmed that the district has reported another coronavirus case, who is a worker at Coca-Cola. He resides in Tu Hiep Commune, Thanh Tri District, in the capital city, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported.

Earlier, the worker went to the Thang Long Hospital for a medical check-up after he developed symptoms of fever and a cough on August 1. He underwent a Covid-19 test at the hospital and the result came back positive.

On being notified of the case, the district’s authorities at night on August 1 asked Coca-Cola to suspend production as Covid-19 preventive measures.

The local competent forces discovered around 30 people of the firm were linked to the infected worker. They disinfected the firm and coordinated with the relevant agencies to conduct contact tracing work.

Data from the Department of Health in Hanoi showed that from 6 p.m. yesterday to this morning, the city reported 29 new cases, including 21 cases in quarantine areas and eight other cases whose source of transmission remains unknown.

In the fourth wave, which began in late April, the capital city has reported 1,374 infections.

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