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Dong Nai eliminates testing requirement for fully-vaccinated workers

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Workers in Dong Nai Province who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered from the disease within the last six months will no longer be subject to the testing mandate.

The provincial Department of Health today, October 27, issued guidelines on testing at businesses as the province is deploying a plan to adapt safely and flexibly to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Those workers who were fully inoculated or recovered from the disease will need to be tested when they arrive from or live in extremely high-risk areas or those under lockdown.

Under the guidelines, enterprises must test workers with symptoms such as cough, fever, fatigue, sore throat and shortness of breath.

Employers are required to regularly get their unvaccinated employees tested while these workers must show a negative Covid test result given within 72 hours before getting to work.

On the same day, the Dong Nai Department of Health issued guidelines on the handling of confirmed Covid cases and direct contacts of positive cases at factories and company offices.

After detecting a positive Covid case, they must isolate it and inform the nearest healthcare center to promptly trace contacts and lock down areas related to the patient.

According to the provincial department, the local authorities will assess the Covid transmission risk at firms where positive cases are found. These firms must suspend their operations if the transmission risk is high or extremely high.

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