A woman in Ho Chi Minh City is suspected of having Covid-19

A 38-year-old woman living in Hoc Mon, working in Phu Nhuan, took a sample for Covid-19 screening test when she was examined at Gia Dinh People’s Hospital on May 26, the result was positive for nCoV.

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC), this person went to the doctor with symptoms of a sore throat, fever and loss of smell. Due to symptoms of the disease, even though there were no epidemiological factors, the patient was still transferred for screening and temporary isolation, taking samples for testing.

This case is awaiting confirmatory test results.

HCDC deployed a quick response team, together with Hoc Mon District Health Center to determine the scope of the temporary blockade where this person lived to investigate, trace and take samples for testing. Close contact samples will be taken urgently to the laboratory tonight.

This person works at a company in Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District. Phu Nhuan District Health Center also temporarily blocked the working building to investigate, trace and identify potential contacts. Those who have been in close contact with the workplace are also quickly traced, transferred to isolation, and collected for urgent testing.

Gia Dinh People’s Hospital disinfects. Because this person was screened, isolated right from the screening area, did not enter the hospital, so it did not affect the operation of the hospital.

In the past week, Ho Chi Minh City detected two chains of community infection. The chain of infection at O ​​Thanh cake shop in District 3 has detected 5 cases of Covid-19 including 3 people living in the same house (“patient 4780”, 4781, 4782, recorded on May 20), two F1 living separately. Only visiting are my daughter and granddaughter. The results of viral gene sequencing, the owner of the restaurant O Thanh and one of her two children recorded the British variant B.1.1.7, the others are being sequenced for the virus gene. The health sector continues to trace the source of this chain.

Another chain consists of two colleagues from the same company in District 3, with “patient 4514” – a young man living in Thu Duc City, “patient 4583” – a woman living in District 7, recorded on May 18. These two patients were infected with the Indian variant, the source of infection was identified from Hai Phong, because “patient 4583” returned to his hometown for 12 days during the holiday.

Le Phuong