Hai Duong reports three more locally-infected Covid-19 cases
The Saigon Times
|A health worker sprays disinfectant over an area in front of Kim Thanh II High School in Hai Duong Province. The province has reported three fresh cases of Covid-19 by community transmission in Kim Dinh Commune of Kim Thanh District today, March 19 – PHOTO: VNA|
HCMC – The northern province of Hai Duong has reported three fresh cases of Covid-19 by community transmission in Kim Dinh Commune of Kim Thanh District, who were all linked to previously confirmed coronavirus patients and tested positive for the disease while under quarantine.
The three patients consisted of N.T.V., aged 58, who is a medicine trader at the entrance to Kim Dinh market; D.M.D, a 35-year-old man; and N.N.S., a six-year-old child.
The steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control of Kim Thanh District is continuing to quarantine and provide medical treatment for these cases as well as conduct contact tracing for those linked to the three, said a local official.
Nguyen Van Hieu, chairman of Kim Dinh Commune, said that the three cases had been taken to a local quarantine center on February 26. After undergoing Covid-19 tests five times, they were confirmed as positive for the coronavirus.
The government of Kim Dinh today also announced that people in close contact with the three cases between February 26 and March 1 should contact the local medical center for further instructions on Covid-19 preventive measures.
In a related development, Nguyen The Anh, vice chairman of Ky Anh Town in the north-central province of Ha Tinh, this afternoon confirmed that local police have examined the scene linked to the death of a 24-year-old man in a quarantine center in the province, reported Tuoi Tre Online .
At around 8:20 p.m. on March 18, Luong Xay Nhan, a local resident of Nghe An Province, was found lying unconscious in the yard near block A8 of the Mitraco quarantine center.
After being notified of the incident, competent forces rushed to the scene, provided first aid for him and took him to a local hospital. However, Nhan passed away while en route to the hospital.
Preliminary findings from the force indicated that he died due to multiple organ injuries after he was suspected to have fallen from the second floor of block A8 onto the yard.
After examining the scene of the incident and his body, the force handed over the body to his family to be buried.
Earlier, Nhan returned to Vietnam from Laos through the Cau Treo international border gate on March 17 and was taken to the quarantine center upon his arrival.