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PM urges strong contact tracing for 1,440th Covid-19 patient

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HCMC – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Vinh Long Province to promptly direct the competent agencies to trace all contacts related to the 1,440th patient to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Besides, the prime minister said in an emergency telegram issued on December 27 that it is necessary to tighten control over the entry into Vietnam to avoid the potential spread of the coronavirus.

Vietnam must strictly follow Covid-19 infection prevention and control measures and impose harsh sanctions on those caught violating Covid-19 infection prevention regulations, especially the 1,440th patient in Vinh Long Province, according to the prime minister’s emergency telegram.

In addition, the prime minister asked the ministries and departments to enhance their efforts in the fight against Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, VietnamPlus news site reported.

Residents were also asked to continue to follow Covid-19 infection prevention and control measures in line with the Ministry of Health’s instructions before, during and after the upcoming New Year holiday.

The Ministry of Health on December 26 reported a new Covid-19 patient, tagged as the country’s 1,440th case, who is a 32-year-old man illegally entering the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long from Cambodia.

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