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Largest fishing port in Central Vietnam put under lockdown

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HCMC – The Tho Quang fishing port in Danang’s Son Tra District was temporarily put under lockdown on June 28, after the authorities discovered that five Covid-19 cases from Quang Ngai Province had visited the port.

Medical workers worked all night to collect the samples of over 1,000 traders at the port for Covid-19 testing. The local authorities were waiting for their test results to evaluate the coronavirus transmission risk at the port, said Huynh Van Hung, vice chairman of the district government, VnExpress reported.

The sample collection work concluded at 5 a.m. today. As of this afternoon, all of them tested negative for the virus once.

The Tho Quang fishing port is the largest of its kind in the central region. It functions as an offshore seafood transit hub for most of the fishermen in the region.

Earlier, on June 28, the Center for Disease Control in Danang was informed by the Quang Ngai authorities that five fish traders who are residents of Quang Ngai Province’s Duc Pho District tested positive for the coronavirus. They had visited the fishing port.

Specifically, at around 5 p.m. on June 23, the five fish traders along with one driver traveled from Quang Ngai to the fishing port. They remained at the port from 10 p.m. on June 23 to 2 a.m. on June 24 to sell fish to their business partners, while the driver stayed in his car.

They returned to Quang Ngai early on June 24 morning. On June 26, the driver’s wife was found infected with Covid-19 but she did not travel with her husband and the five traders to the fishing port before.

The Danang Department of Health announced that people who were linked to the five traders or visited the port during the given period should contact the local health authorities to make a health declaration and take a Covid-19 test.

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