Center for Disease Control Ho Chi Minh City on January 29th deployed an online booking application for nCoV testing service for people on exit.
The service aims to help people take the initiative in testing time, avoid waiting, reduce time to report and gather people in the context of complicated Covid-19 developments.
Users access the website of the Center for Disease Control in Ho Chi Minh City, register, log in to your account, choose Covid-19 test service and fill in information.
The cost of one test is 734,000 VND. People who need to be tested will be sampled at the 121 Ly Chinh Thang facility, district 3. Test results are returned after 12 to 24 hours of sampling, at the headquarters of the Center for Disease Control in Ho Chi Minh City in District 8.
The test results show bilingual English – Vietnamese, valid for 72 hours from the time of sampling, and will be recognized for departure flights.
The nCoV testing capacity in HCMC is 10,000 samples per day.
Ho Chi Minh City implemented fee-based nCoV testing for people leaving early December 2020. In the first outbreak, the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention asked labs to screen and confirm that nCoV was not tested for the service. This was relaxed later.
Vietnam is experiencing a new outbreak of community after 55 days of community immunity. Two new outbreaks have arisen in Chi Linh city, Hai Duong, and Van Don airport, Quang Ninh. Just on January 28, nearly 100 cases of community infection were recorded by four provinces, all of which involved Hai Duong and Quang Ninh. The work of tracing epidemic zoning is being implemented by health officials on a large scale.
Ho Chi Minh City identified 7 people related to the cases, quarantined immediately, until the evening of January 28, they all had negative one-time test results. The city re-activated the epidemic prevention system, taking preventive measures at the highest level.