The Da Nang Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control said that the city supports Bac Giang and Bac Ninh with 6,000 biological tests for Covid-19 each.
According to the Steering Committee, the city is focusing on fighting the epidemic, but still wants to join hands in the fight against Covid-19 in the face of complicated epidemic developments in the two provinces of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh.
“When the whole country fights against the epidemic, the sharing and encouragement of localities will spread faith so that everyone can trust and join hands to soon fight the epidemic,” said a representative of the Steering Committee for Epidemic Prevention and Control. Covid-19 Da Nang shared.
6,000 Covid-19 test products worth about 3 billion VND. The strategy of rapid testing, screening, random sampling, and pooled sample testing has been effective, helping Da Nang to control the epidemic well. From May 3 to May 16, the city tested 134,422 samples, recording 142 cases of Covid-19, of which 12 were infected in the community, 130 were isolated F1 cases.
Bac Ninh and Bac Giang are currently the two provinces with the highest number of infections in the country. As of the morning of May 18, Bac Giang recorded 411 cases, Bac Ninh recorded 290 cases. These are also two provinces with many outbreaks related to industrial zones.
Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long asked the two provinces of Bac Ninh and Bac Giang to make efforts to control the epidemic. In it, he emphasized on rapid testing to screen and detect infections. Factories can use rapid antigen to test workers there. Recreational businesses or those operating in high-risk areas can also conduct their own testing.
The Ministry of Health is also preparing to set up a permanent department of the Ministry in Bac Giang to promptly support epidemic prevention and control.