HCMC – The authorities of Dong Nai Province have sought approval from the High Command of Military Region 7 over a decision to stop receiving and quarantining Vietnamese citizens returning home from overseas, as this southern province could be affected by the resurgence of Covid-19 in the country.
According to the provincial government, a host of Covid-19 cases by community transmission have been reported in many localities since January 27, especially Hanoi and the country’s two major coronavirus hotspots—Hai Duong and Quang Ninh.
Dong Nai is forecast to feel the impact of the Covid-19 resurgence as it is a densely populated locality and is home to scores of industrial zones, with many workers being local residents of Hai Duong and Quang Ninh.
Dong Nai had to prepare human resources and all of its quarantine facilities to assist with inspecting, tracking and quarantining those returning to the province from the virus-hit regions in the country.
As a result, the province does not have spare quarantine facilities as well as available human resources to receive and quarantine Vietnamese citizens returning home from overseas like it did before.
As of now, the Dong Nai Province Health Department has placed in quarantine over 3,000 Vietnamese citizens returning home from many countries and territories.