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HCMC – Haiphong City and five provinces – Thua Thien-Hue, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Thanh Hoa and Nam Dinh – have asked all people returning from areas reporting Covid-19 cases to undergo quarantine for 14-21 days as well as Covid-19 tests.

On February 3, the Haiphong steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control ordered the centralized quarantine of those returning from Me Linh District’s Tien Thang Commune; Cau Giay District’s Quan Hoa, Dich Vong and Dich Vong Hau wards; Nam Tu Liem District’s Xuan Phuong and My Dinh 2 wards; Dong Anh District’s Uy No Commune and Dong Anh Town; Bac Tu Liem District’s Phu Dien Ward and Hai Ba Trung District’s Vinh Tuy Ward of Hanoi City.

Returnees from other areas of Me Linh, Cau Giay and Nam Tu Liem districts must quarantine at home and those from other parts of Dong Anh, Bac Tu Liem and Hai Ba Trung districts must make health declarations, the local media reported.

Similarly, those coming back to Haiphong from Lam Thao Commune of Bac Ninh Province’s Luong Tai District; Dong Tien Commune of Hoa Binh City and Man Duc Commune of Tan Lac District of Hoa Binh Province; Cam Ly Commune of Bac Giang Province’s Luc Nam District; La Trok, Ia Mron, Kim Tan and Chu Rcam Commune of Gia Lai Province; Ward 4 of HCMC’s District 11 and Phu Hoa Ward of Thu Dau Mot City and An Binh Commune of Phu Giao District, Binh Duong Province, will be put under centralized quarantine.

In addition, the Thua Thien-Hue steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control on February 3 decided to quarantine for 21 days and test all citizens returning from Quang Ninh, Hai Duong and Hanoi’s districts, which reported Covid-19 patients. The centralized quarantine center is in Phu Thuong Commune of Phu Vang District.

The committee also required residents from other localities to make health declarations when entering the province.

All employees of the Phu Bai International Airport, Thuan An and Chan May ports, Hue Railway Station and the northern and southern coach stations will undergo Covid-19 tests.

Nguyen Van Dinh, director of the Nghe An Center for Disease Control, said all residents returning from localities under lockdown or implementing social distancing must be quarantined at centralized quarantine centers and undergo Covid-19 tests.

On February 2, the Ha Tinh Department of Health announced that people in close contact with those traveling to and from pandemic-hit areas, areas that Covid-19 patients had visited and areas under lockdown must be quarantined for 14 days. People in indirect contact with these people must quarantine themselves at home. They must visit medical centers in case they develop symptoms of a cough, a fever and a sore throat.

On February 3, director of the Thanh Hoa Department of Health Trinh Huu Hung said the province would also quarantine residents returning to the province to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday from areas with Covid-19 outbreaks. Centralized quarantine centers in the province can accommodate some 10,000 people.

Meanwhile, Nam Dinh will make a list of people returning from areas with Covid-19 patients and place them under quarantine.

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