Vietnam's Covid-19 cases rise by 16
The Saigon Times
|A medical worker takes samples from a resident for Covid-19 testing. The Ministry of Health has confirmed 16 new Covid-19 cases, with 12 locally-transmitted patients in Hai Duong Province and four imported cases in Tay Ninh and Dong Thap provinces – PHOTO: VNA|
HCMC – The Ministry of Health has confirmed 16 new Covid-19 cases, with 12 locally-transmitted patients in Hai Duong Province and four imported cases in Tay Ninh and Dong Thap provinces, raising the country's tally to 2,448 as of tonight, February 28.
The latest Covid-19 cases in Hai Duong Province, currently the country's biggest coronavirus hotspot, were detected while they were being put under quarantine. Kim Thanh District reported six cases, Chi Linh City confirmed two cases, while Nam Sach, Kinh Mon and Cam Giang districts and Hai Duong City reported one case each.
The three imported cases in Tay Ninh Province, aged between 58 and 66, returned to the country through Moc Bai International Border Gate in the province on February 14. Their second test results came back positive for the virus on February 27.
Another imported Covid-19 case in Dong Thap Province, aged 37, entered the country through Thuong Phuoc Border Gate in Hong Ngu District on February 26. The man tested positive for the disease a day later.
In another development, the HCMC Center for Disease Control today said that over 16,440 samples taken randomly from people at coach stations, the train station and the airport tested negative for Covid-19, while the remaining 727 persons are waiting for test results.
Taking random samples in the city has been conducted since February 16 to prevent the potential spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, due to the large number of people returning to HCMC for work and study after the Lunar New Year holiday.
Meanwhile, the Haiphong government has decided to allow eateries, restaurants, cafe shops, barbershops, beauty and nail salons, and golf courses to reopen from tomorrow, March 1.
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