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Nghe An readies four more Covid field hospitals as infections exceed 1,000

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The north-central province of Nghe An is working to set up four additional Covid-19 field hospitals as it forecast that the number of Covid cases will soar.

The province’s Center for Disease Control reported 11 fresh cases this morning, August 25, sending the province’s total since June 13 to 1,073.

Among the new cases, five were detected in the community in Yen Thanh District and Vinh City.

Given a spike in the cases, the province today put into operation its Field Hospital No. 4, which was converted from a hotel in Cua Lo Town, with 270 beds. The local authorities are surveying other locations to set up three more field hospitals. It also plans to open six more quarantine centers that can accommodate some 1,200 people.

Earlier, the provincial government decided to ban local residents in Vinh City from leaving home for seven days starting from August 23 for the city to conduct mass testing. People are also not allowed to enter the city during the period.

Up to now, Vinh City has reported the highest number of cases in the province, at 305, followed by Quynh Luu District with 143 and Yen Thanh District with 130.

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