1,600 people tested in the Ma Lang area were negative once

HCMCHCDC on 9/2 afternoon announced 1,600 samples of people in Ma Lang area, district 1, negative for the first time, and about 300 samples to wait for the results.

About 1,900 people living in the area of ​​Ma Lang, District 1, were sampled for monitoring on the afternoon of February 8. This area is alley 168 Nguyen Cu Trinh, the residence of “patient 2005”, male, 32 years old, loading and unloading staff, luggage at Tan Son Nhat airport.

According to Dr. Nguyen Huu Hung, Deputy Director of the HCM City Department of Health, “patient 2005” was determined not to have much contact with people, but due to the narrow passageway, the health agency said that the risk of infection was quite high.

People in the area of ​​Ma Lang sit back and wait for samples in the afternoon of February 8. Image: HCMC Disease Control Center.

This is the first time Ho Chi Minh City applies pooled sampling with households under the guidance of the Ministry of Health. People who come to collect samples are washed with soap and clean water before entering the waiting area, sitting at a safe distance, and washing hands again with a quick antiseptic solution before taking samples.

This morning, Alley 139, Street 28, Ward 6, Go Vap District were also blocked because all the people tested were negative.

As of February 9, at Tan Son Nhat airport, 7 cases of Covid-19 were recorded with the same working group of loading, unloading, arranging, and supervising luggage and cargo at the airport yard. In addition to these 7 cases, 25 cases of infection related to airport staff were reported last afternoon by the Ministry of Health with patient codes from 2014 to 2038.

CDC Ho Chi Minh City said that although the infection was not detected in the staff at the airport who had contact with passengers, but this is considered a complicated outbreak because the source of infection has not been determined as well as the time. starting point. Therefore, it may also infect the community in the coming time.

Le Phuong